Tan Chui Mui as Moon Lee in a still from Barbarian Invasion, which she also directed. The film won the Jury Grand Prix, one of two top prizes at the Golden Goblet Awards in Shanghai. Photo: courtesy of Da Huang Pictures Tan Chui Mui as Moon Lee in a still from Barbarian Invasion, which she also directed. The film won the Jury Grand Prix, one of two top prizes at the Golden Goblet Awards in Shanghai. Photo: courtesy of Da Huang Pictures
Tan Chui Mui as Moon Lee in a still from Barbarian Invasion, which she also directed. The film won the Jury Grand Prix, one of two top prizes at the Golden Goblet Awards in Shanghai. Photo: courtesy of Da Huang Pictures

Award-winning movie Barbarian Invasion heralds Malaysian ‘New Wave’ filmmaking revival with its teamwork and multilingual dialogue

  • Barbarian Invasion, director Tan Chui Mui’s third feature, won the jury prize at a Shanghai film festival - hailed for continuing to ‘subvert and surprise’
  • Most Malaysian films are monolingual, but Barbarian Invasion uses a mix of Chinese, Cantonese and Malay dialogue

Topic |   Asian cinema
Tan Chui Mui as Moon Lee in a still from Barbarian Invasion, which she also directed. The film won the Jury Grand Prix, one of two top prizes at the Golden Goblet Awards in Shanghai. Photo: courtesy of Da Huang Pictures Tan Chui Mui as Moon Lee in a still from Barbarian Invasion, which she also directed. The film won the Jury Grand Prix, one of two top prizes at the Golden Goblet Awards in Shanghai. Photo: courtesy of Da Huang Pictures
Tan Chui Mui as Moon Lee in a still from Barbarian Invasion, which she also directed. The film won the Jury Grand Prix, one of two top prizes at the Golden Goblet Awards in Shanghai. Photo: courtesy of Da Huang Pictures

Corrected [10:27am, 29 Jun, 2021]

  • [10:27am, 29 Jun, 2021]

    The name of the company co-funding the film is Hong Kong Pictures Heaven Culture and Media Company Limited, not Heaven Pictures

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