aka Kaki bakar
First screened in May 2015
Director: U-Wei Haji Saari. Cast: Ngasrizal Ngasri, Khalid Salleh, Jamaluddin Kadir, Azizah Mahzan, Nor Azemi Suhaimi, Ochee, Liza Rafar, Anwar Idris, Kuswadinata, Kamarool Yusof, Natili Shamsuddin, Habibah Jaafar. Screenplay: U-Wei Haji Saari (based on the short story "Barn Burning" by William Faulkner).
Faulkner thrives in Malaysia! Land as mindspace, race as turf war, class as tribunal: all there. Brute, vivid object.
Transcultural adaptations this pointed and forceful are rare, refreshing our view of old text and new context without distorting either. Plenty to dig into on its own terms.
|Photo © 1995 Satu Gitu|
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+