DARI JEMAPOH KE MANCHESTEÉ is a debut road movie by Hishamuddin Rais.
within the classical road movie genre, this film takes the audience
into the hopes, dreams and desire of the todays youth. A Malaysian
film by birth but Jemapoh Ke Manchesteé, narrative wise could be identified
from rural Kuala Pilah, to urbane Absolut sipping Swedes in Stockholm,
to post-Berlin Wall youth in Munich, to well discipline 12storey-HDB-youth
in Singapore or to the radical chic youth of post Suharto Jakarta.
Malaysian tropical landscape is exploited cinematically to give
the ambience of hope and freedom. Without sounding over pretentious
this film is about the young people everywhere. Youthful folly,
quirky and at times black humor are used to blend the serious issue
raised by Hishamuddin Rais.
DARI JEMAPOH KE MANCHESTEÉ
(Malaysia, 35mm, colour, 110 min)
Date of shooting:
Location of shoot:
Jelebu and Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan; Melawati Dam, Selangor.
RM 500,000 excluding promotion.
Singapore International Film Festival 1998
Munich Film Museum Germany 1998
Stockholm International Film Festival Sweden 1998
Rotterdam International Film Festival (Holland) 1999
BerlinBeta International Film Festival (Germany) 1999
Splitsky Filmski Festival (Croatia) 1999
Jakarta Internat ional Film Festival (Indonesia) 1999.
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