I was recently asked to write an article for SEA-Images, which promotes "film exchange between Asia and Europe." I decided to write about a Malaysian movie that had, as yet, not screened in Europe.
I was annoyed that most of the local reviews of Puaka Tebing Biru didn't seem to get it. So I wrote a kind of response here. It's constrained by an 800-word limit and I had to explain a bit more to a non-Malaysian audience, but I'm glad I wrote it. Perhaps it can be the basis for a much longer piece someday, somewhere, somehow.