Malaysian movie Fly By Night is making waves internationally even before it premieres locally on Apr 11.
Directed by Zahir Omar, it has been screened at multiple film festivals internationally, most notably at the Busan International Film Fest 2018, Santa Barbara Film Fest 2019 and New York Asian Film Fest 2019.
The Mandarin-language crime thriller follows the lives of two taxi drivers (Fabian Loo and Sunny Pang) who extort wealthy passengers to pay off their debts. Policeman Inspector Kamal (Bront Palarae) is hot on their tails.
“The movie plays with the idea that nothing is what it seems. It gives a fresh outlook on the possible double lives people lead, specifically cab drivers whom we entrust in taking us from one point to another without really knowing who they truly are,” said Zahir.
Meanwhile, executive producer Perin Petrus is excited about the attention the movie is getting.
“As ambitious local filmmakers and producers, we are thrilled at the kind of recognition this Malaysian film is receiving. This recognition is a stepping stone for us to keep improving and bring local films to an international arena.
“We are honoured to be representing the Malaysian film industry globally and be able to carry the Malaysian flag strong and proud.”