ZAHIR OMAR’S ‘FLY BY NIGHT’ TO PREMIERE AT BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
‘Fly By Night’, a debut feature film by award winning Malaysian filmmaker, Zahir Omar, has been officially selected to be featured and is all set for its world premiere at Korea’s biggest film festival, 23rd Busan International Film Festival, held from 4 to 13 October 2018. As one the six feature film projects to receive this year’s Post Production Fund from Asian Cinema Fund (ACF), Zahir’s ‘Fly By Night’ produced by Perin Petrus and Leonard Tee tells about a group of taxi drivers and small-time extortionists who are forced to escalate their criminal activities to pay off debts.
Starring Sunny Pang, Jack Tan, Fabian Loo and Bront Palarae, the film has been listed under Window on Asian Cinema section which includes Brillante Mendoza’s “Alpha, The Right to Kill,” Devashish Makhjia’s “Bhonsle,” Jafar Panahi’s ‘3 Faces,” Zhang Yimou’s “Shadow,” Nandita Das’ “Manto,” Rahi Anil Brave and Adesh Prasad’s “Tumbbad,” Huang Bo’s “The Island,” Rima Das’ “Bulbul Can Sing,” Ho Wi Ding’s “City of Last Things” and Zhang Wei’s “The Rib”. For its twenty third edition, the Busan film festival has selected 323 films from 79 countries with 115 world premieres and 25 international premieres.