June Lojong in a still from Roh (Soul), the low-budget horror film Malaysia is submitting to the Academy Awards. Photo: courtesy of Kuman Pictures June Lojong in a still from Roh (Soul), the low-budget horror film Malaysia is submitting to the Academy Awards. Photo: courtesy of Kuman Pictures
June Lojong in a still from Roh (Soul), the low-budget horror film Malaysia is submitting to the Academy Awards. Photo: courtesy of Kuman Pictures

Asian cinema

Conservative Malaysia’s Oscars 2021 hope is Roh, a horror film made on a low budget – so why the unusual choice?

  • Emir Ezwan’s movie tells the story of a blood-soaked girl who appears at a family’s home in a Malaysian rainforest
  • Roh is subtly atmospheric, with camera work that accentuates the tension, and its submission should inspire young filmmakers

Topic |   Asian cinema
June Lojong in a still from Roh (Soul), the low-budget horror film Malaysia is submitting to the Academy Awards. Photo: courtesy of Kuman Pictures June Lojong in a still from Roh (Soul), the low-budget horror film Malaysia is submitting to the Academy Awards. Photo: courtesy of Kuman Pictures
June Lojong in a still from Roh (Soul), the low-budget horror film Malaysia is submitting to the Academy Awards. Photo: courtesy of Kuman Pictures
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