Malaysian film Redha received the Audience Choice Award at the Luang Prabang Film Festival in Laos on Dec 18. According to a press statement, the winning film was decided by a five-star online rating system where viewers submit their score of a film after its screening. A total of 32 Southeast Asian films were selected to be screened at the Luang Prabang Film Festival.

Redha beat entries like crime thriller Bad Genius (Thailand), action movie Jailbreak (Cambodia) and Cemetery Of Splendour (Thailand) for the Audience Choice Award.

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Redha director Tunku Mona Riza and producer Haris Sulong at a post-screening discussion with viewers at the Luang Prabang Film Festival. Photo: Filepic

Redha is a film about a family raising a child with autism. It stars Namron, June Lojong, Remy Ishak and Harith Haziq. At the 29th Malaysia Film Festival, Redha received awards for Best Actor (Namron), Best Actress (June) and Best Child Actor (Harith). The event also saw Tunku Mona Riza receiving the Best New Director award.

At the World Premieres Film Festival (WPFF) in Manila, the Philippines in 2016, Redha took home the Best Actress award for June’s heartbreaking portrayal as a mother struggling to raise her autistic son. It was also presented with the Special Jury Prize for achievements as a film that promotes universal social values.