2021 – 66th Edition
Meeting Point - Feature films

Nan wu

The Story Of Southern Islet

/ La historia del islote del sur

Keat Aun Chong
Malaysia
 - 2020
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Set in 1987 at the foot of Mount Keriang. Cheong is a believer of folk god Datuk Gong, while his wife Yan has different beliefs. One day, Cheong accidentally damages his neighbour’s house while chasing a snake on the shrine of Datuk Gong. The neighbours, Aunty Kaew and her husband Nam are furious and trigger a fight. Later that night Nam is killed by a truck on his way to gather materials for house repairing. After that, Aunty Kaew is no longer seen in the village. Days later Cheong falls sick suddenly when he is working in the fields and vomits several rusty nails covered in blood. Being told that her husband is under a spell, Yan focuses on taking her husband to the hospital for treatment, but heong is not getting any better…

Keat Aun Chong

Keat Aun Chong (1978, Malaysia) is a filmmaker, performing artist and broadcaster of Chinese descent. In 2011 he was the first Malaysian Chinese broadcaster that won the Seri Angkasa National Award. He made his directorial debut with the 2018 short ‘The Cemetery of Courtesy’. His feature film ‘The Story of Southern Islet’ was released in 2020. The film, which was based on his own parents, won him the prize for Best New Director and the FIPRESCI Prize at Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival.

TECHNICAL DATA

DIRECTOR
Keat Aun Chong
SCREENPLAY
Keat Aun Chong
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Hai Liang Chan
EDITOR
Wei Jian Tan, Jing Rong Kong
SOUND
Ken Lu Kian Hii
MÚSIC
Kah Hoe Yii
PRODUCED BY
Lin Hui Bee, Jimz Lee
PRODUCTION COMPANY
Asteri Production
CAST
Jojo Goh, Season Chee, Pearlly Chua, Ling Tang, Hoon Mei Sim, Wong Hong Herr, Teoh Wei Hern, Kuan Kok Hin
RUNNING TIME
105 min.
FORMAT
Color
TIPE
Largometraje
COUNTRY
Malaysia
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2020
CONTACT
Asteri Production
+6016 628 3039

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