If you haven’t heard about Guang by now, it’s time for me to tell you 5 great reasons why you should catch the movie Guang in theaters before its gone for good!
1. Guang’s director is a Malaysian la broo
In fact, not only is director Quek Shio Chuan a Malaysian, he’s also an award winning director! Quek recently took home the Best New Director at the 13th Chinese Youth Generation Film Forum in Wuhan, China. So if you’re thinking that you gotta support him just because he’s Malaysian, you’re wrong. We support because he’s Malaysian AND he’s good! 🙂
2. Full length feature film adaptation
Little known fact, Guang (2018) is actually a feature film version of Quek’s short film of the same name that he also directed back in 2011. That just means it’s so good, they made it into a film!
3. Based on real life
Director Quek, a Johor native, also thanked his brother who had autism for inspiring him. “This movie could not have happened without him” Quek mentioned. A story based on real life will have more emotions and care, and in Guang, this clearly shows.
4. The story
Guang’s story is simple, as it was originally short. But this time, as a feature film we get to dive into more backstory and context for a even fuller experience. The story follows Guang, who is autistic and how he struggles with life yet is ecstatic when he hears the clink of glasses, which sounds like music to his ears. His mission is to then collect glasses and bowls that each emit a particular musical note. (Excited to know more? Go watch the movie lah!)
5. The cast
Watch as Kyo Chen, who has only been in a few movies before this pulls off one of the most convincing performances you’ve ever seen, with his portrayal of the protagonist Guang. Winning the Best New Actor award for his portrayal of Guang, there shouldn’t be any doubt on how good his performance is. Chen also had this to say, “I am fortunate to be involved in a good production and be able to make it to the international stage.”
You’re welcome Chen! In fact, we should thank both you and Quek! Follow the journey of Guang on the big screen before it’s gone. It’s still showing on TGV & GSC with very limited time slots available. You’re welcome.
Header image source from here.