Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Nominations for Poster Terbaik, the most important category of Festival Filem Orang Melayu






This annual event, which presumptuously calls itself Festival Filem Malaysia, looks even more parochial this year because the two most interesting films are shut out from the main nominations due to not being at least 70% in the Malay language.

The best local film of 2011 was the humane and transcendent Great Day, and the most contentious/frisky was Nasi Lemak 2.0. In normal circumstances, these two would have had several nominations each. But since they're mostly in Chinese, we are forced instead to pretend that the films which exist to shore up what passes for the Malay star system are not only worthier but more 'Malaysian'.

As for the posters: I don't think the winner is as clear-cut as the Histeria and Belukar of previous years. I think Dalam Botol is conceptually the strongest (it tells a story) but the red borders diminish its visual impact. So I'd say Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa is the one that stands out.

8 comments:

Mamü Miguel Ellezda Vies said...

I snorted back a laughter reading Festival Filem Orang Melayu. But yeah, I've been thinking the same thing.

jejaka anggun said...

hallelujah

Mujahid Mansor said...

Hmmm. Know where I can get a copy of Great Day DVD?
Didn't had the chance to catch it in January.

Amir Muhammad said...

I assume it's out in the usual shops. That shot of the train going through the land of sawah padi really has to be appreciated on the big screen, though ;-)

anak_malaysia said...

Kalau begini, bolehkah kita anggap filem alih suara BM (cth Tarzan suatu ketika dahulu) sebagai filem tempatan?

Nazri said...

tunggu Kontradiksi tahun depan, kahkah

Ajami Hashim said...

poster TOYOL NAKAL pun ok per?

gabrielle said...

really liked this bold entry of yours with a mischievous title :)

yes, Great Day can be found in most entertainment chains. as for me, i got a copy from VideoEzy for RM19.90. the cover is greenish-blueish with a huge tree at the center of the box.