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Thailand won the Palme d’Or at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival recently. When can Malaysia do the same?

MARTIN SCORSESE, Federico Fellini, Akira Kurosawa, Luis Bunuel, Abbas Kiarostami, Michael Haneke – and now, Apichatpong Weerasethakul from Thailand has joined the glorious list of winners of Palme d’Or.

He has garnered arguably one of the biggest prizes for cinema outside of Hollywood – the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival with his film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.

Hence, this only begs the inevitable question – when can Malaysian films win such a grand award on the international stage?

While some of the more cynical cinephiles in the country may simply laugh it off as a foolhardy dream, akin to our age-old aspirations of winning the Nobel Prize, our local film fraternity is confident that Malaysia’s time will come.

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via The Star Online

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