Stone Turtle – Woo Ming Jin- 92’ (Malásia)- Parallax – fantasy
February 27 – 5:15pm – Room 1 | March 3 – 11:00pm – Room 2
Zahara, a stateless refugee, lives on a small remote island in Malaysia, where she makes a living selling turtle eggs. One day, Samad, claiming to be a university researcher, visits the island, wanting to employ Zahara to show him around. As the day goes on, Zahara and Samad become entangled in a dangerous dance of duplicity and deception. The past and the present and the ghosts they bring. Selection of the Locarno Film Festival where it won the FIPRESCI Award.
Woo Ming Jin
Director and producer from Malaysia , with 6 international prizes, is best known for “The Elephant and the Sea”, Special Award of the Jury at the Turino Film Festival, “Woman on Fire Looks for Water” (2009), q which won a Mention at the Cannes Festival , “Stone Turtle” (2022) awarded the FIPRESCI top prize at Locarno Festival and “The Tiger Factory” (2010) also screened at Cannes and Special mention of the Jury at the Tokyo Film Festival.
Original Title: Stone Turtle/ Country: Malaysia/ Director: Woo Ming Jin / Year: 2022/ Screenplay: Woo Ming Jin, Neesa Jamal, Deo Mahameru/ Actors: Asmara Abigail, Bront Palarae, Amerul Affendi, Samara Kenzo/ Contact:ParallaxInternational Sales/ Length: 92′