Dukun (2018) | SEA of Sadness

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Dukun (2018)
Director: Dain Said
Runtime: 108 minutes
Country: Malaysia
Language: Malay, Hokkien with English subtitles
Rating: Rating PG13 (Disturbing Scenes)

Showtime:
24 Aug, Sat - 8PM

WINNER OF 4 AWARDS INCLUDING BEST ACTRESS & BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Malaysian Film Festival 2013

Synopsis
Banned in Malaysia for more than a decade, this horror film is based on the gruesome true story of the murder of Malaysian politician Mazlan Idris by Mona Fandey, a pop singer-turnedwitch doctor. Dukun details the case of Mona’s fictional counterpart, the mysterious and seductive Diana, whose services were sought by a politician seeking immortality through ritual sacrifice. After she is accused of murdering the latter, straightlaced lawyer Karim’s desperate search for his missing daughter leads him to become entangled in Diana’s case as her defender. Combining horror tropes with a bizarre courtroom drama, the film is a fascinating exploration of greed, corruption and female sexuality that is reflective of contemporary social mores in Malaysia.

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About SEA of Sadness
2- 28 Aug | Oldham Theatre

With more than 20 years’ experience working on Southeast Asian cinema as a senior programmer at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Gertjan Zuilhof has developed close relationships with many of the region’s filmmakers and affinities with their works. The SEA of Sadness programme is a culmination of his curatorial experience. Previously presented at the 2018 edition of the Taiwan International Documentary Festival, the programme is now being presented for the first time in Southeast Asia at the Asian Film Archive.

The films selected for the programme include classic masterpieces as well as contemporary work from promising young directors; both feature-length films and shorts; and works of all genres, ranging from “pure” documentary to fiction films and experimental videos. These films represent the high quality of original work produced in Southeast Asia over the last two decades.

The sadness indicated in the title of the programme does not mean only that the films are concerned with sadness as an emotion, but also that they are sensitive, personal, and made with genuine feeling, delving deep into the memories and hopes of the people in the countries they were made in.
Sat Aug 24, 2019
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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Tickets
[General Admission] Dukun (2018) - 24 Aug, 8pm $10.00
[Concession] Dukun (2018) - 24 Aug, 8pm $9.00
Venue Address
1 Canning Rise Singapore
Organizer
Asian Film Archive
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