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Local Tamil film, "Jagat" will be screened at the 15th New York Asian Film Festival (NY...

"Jagat" goes to the New York Asian Film Festival 2016

By 17:15:00

Local Tamil film, "Jagat" will be screened at the 15th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) which will run from 22 June to 9 July 2016. 

Apart from the Shanjey Kumar Perumal film, there are 14 other Asian films from all over Asia which will also be screened at the festival. 

They are, "Apocalypse Child" (Philippines), "The Bacchus Lady" (South Korea), "The Boys Who Cried Wolf" (South Korea), "Creepy" (Japan), "Grace" (Thailand), "Hamog" (Philippines), "Hentai Kamen 2 HK" (Japan), "Honor Thy Father" (Philippines), "Inside Men" (South Korea), "Kiyamachi Daruma" (Japan), "Lazy Hazy Crazy" (Hong Kong), "The Priests" (South Korea) and "What's in the Darkness" (China). 

Following the selection of "Jagat", also known as "Brutal" in New York, the NYAFF website says this of the film; "We cling to the company of lost souls to explore the little known territory of Tamil-language Malaysian cinema and the plight of the local Indian community in the 1990s." 

The international success of "Jagat" comes after another local film, "Redha" by Tunku Mona Riza was just announced for selection by the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) to be screened at the Marche du film 2016 Cannes, France this 17 May.

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