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M’sian Film ‘Tiger Stripes’ Becomes First Local Film to Win Grand Prize at Cannes’ Critics’ Week!


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Local arthouse horror film ‘Tiger Stripes’ is making waves globally and made Malaysia proud after winning the Grand Prize at the 62nd International Cannes’ Critics’ Week recently.

The debut feature of director Amanda Nell Eu, Tiger Stripes tells the story of 12-year-old Zaffan, who becomes the first among her friends to hit puberty and discovers a horrifying secret about her body.

As reported by Variety, the Malaysian film was awarded the prize by a jury presided over by Audrey Diwan, the Venize prizewinning director of the film “Happening”.

Besides that, Eu also took home a EUR10,000 or RM49,600 cash prize for the win. She elatedly took to Instagram to share the achievement, giving credit to the “huge beautiful tiger family” for the accolade.

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Speaking of which, the cast of Tiger Stripes includes established local actors Shaheizy Sam, Fatimah Abu Bakar and June Lojong. It also features newcomers Zafreen Zairizal, Deena Ezral and Piqa.

The Cannes’ Critics’ Week is the Cannes sidebar dedicated to the first or second films by a director, with previous winners such as famed directors Guillermo Del Torro and Wong Kar Wai.

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According to Malay Mail, the film is only the fourth Malaysian film to compete at the Cannes’ Critics’ Week and the first to win big.

Awesome! Do share your congratulatory message to Eu and the rest of the Tiger Stripes family in the comments.


Also read: M’sian Movie Critic Rates ‘Anwar: The Untold Story’ 1 Star For Being Too Rushed

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