August 18, 2020
HKIFF Collection Updates
The Malaysian New Wave reunites for Tan Chui Mui’s first feature in a decade with Tan both behind and in front of the camera. BARBARIAN INVASION will commence production this summer in Malaysia in observation of the country’s social distancing requirements.
For BARBARIAN INVASION, Tan enlists a Who’s Who list of Malaysian independent cinema for crew and cast, including Director #WooMingJinas co-producer, actor/filmmaker #BrontPalarae, indie musician/ filmmaker #PeteTeo, and film and stage director #JamesLee as cast. #BiancaBalbuena from the Philippines and producer of Lav Diaz’s SEASON OF THE DEVIL, is also coming in as co-producer.
BARBARIAN INVASION follows a washed-up female actor who is offered a comeback opportunity after a devastating divorce, only to find her ex-husband cast opposite her. Tan says, “it is a personal film and a journey to reclaim oneself. ‘When someone asks oneself who am I, who’s doing the asking anyway.’” said Tan Chui Mui.
【B2B A Love Supreme】
BARBARIAN INVASION is the second feature in the 6-title series “B2B A Love Supreme”, put together by Heaven Pictures Hong Kong and the HKIFFS. The other five participating filmmakers are Tsai Ming-Liang from Taiwan, Ishii Yuya from Japan (ALL THE THINGS WE NEVER SAID has completed), Zhang Lu and Yang Jin from China, and Hong Kong’s Philip Yung.