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Malay Comedy 'La Luna' is Officially Selected for 36th Tokyo International Film Festival!

By InCinemas  /  27 Sep 2023 (Wednesday)

Singapore-Malaysia co-production La Luna announces their official participation at the upcoming 36th Tokyo International Film Festival, under the Asian Future Section!

La Luna will be holding its World Premiere on 24 October 2023 at the prestigious festival in Tokyo where Director M. Raihan Halim along with his lead cast Shaheizy Sam and Sharifah Amani are set to attend. The trio expressed their excitement in a special shoutout clip: 

Director M. Raihan Halim said:

It is a true honour to have LA LUNA make its world premiere in Tokyo International Film Festival. I am excited to begin sharing our little film to everyone starting from my favourite city in the world!

Mr Lim Teck, Managing Director of Clover Films and Executive Producer of the movie, adds on:

We are so happy for Raihan, the amazing cast and the entire team that LA LUNA is competing at Tokyo! We need to express our appreciation to all our partners, especially the government agencies in both Singapore and Malaysia for supporting the movie! We look forward to a great premiere in Tokyo!

Held annually in Japan, Tokyo International Film Festival honours works by celebrated filmmakers from around the world. The Asian Future Section is a competitive section that features work from up-and-coming Asian directors, where a total of ten films are selected to compete for the “Asian Future Best Film Award.”

Helmed by Singapore’s Director M. Raihan Halim, the movie features a stellar ensemble including Shaheizy Sam, Sharifah Amani, Wan Hanafi Su, Hisyam Hamid, Nadiya Nisaa, Nam Ron, Farah Ahmad, Iedil Dzuhrie Alaudin, Wafiy Ilhan and Syumaila Salihin. La Luna tells the story of how the arrival of a lingerie shop named ‘La Luna’ suddenly stirs the sleepy and passionless Village Bras Basah from its drowsy repose. While the villagers slowly begin to welcome the shop owner with open arms, the iron-fisted leader of the village is hell-bent to drive the shop out of town at all cost!

La Luna is presented byClover Films; in association with ACT 2 Pictures, One Cool Film and Papahan Films; produced by Clover Films, ACT 2 Pictures and Papahan Films; and supported by Singapore Film Commission (SFC), Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture (KKD), National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS), Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), White Light Studio and Wouter Barendrecht Film Foundation.

Co-distributed by Clover Films and SKOP Productions in Malaysia, Clover Films and Golden Village in Singapore, the film opens in Malaysia on 9 November 2023 and Singapore on 16 November 2023.
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