'The Journey' to premiere at prestigious film festival in Europe

'The Journey' to premiere at prestigious film festival in Europe
KUALA LUMPUR: The highest grossing Malaysian film The Journey has been invited to participate in the 16th Udine Far East Film Festival (FEFF) in Udine, Italy from April 25 to May 3 as the country's only representative.

“We are honoured that The Journey will be making its European premiere at the FEFF. I am delighted ‘The Journey’ is the only Malaysian film invited to participate in this prestigious film festival. I believe the values of the movie – love, family bonds, filial piety and cultural diversity – are universal and will resonate with the European film enthusiasts," said the film's director Chiu Keng Guan.

The 16th FEFF will be presenting 60 of the most popular blockbusters and cult movies from Asian countries such as Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and the Philippines.
Chiu is also looking forward to exchange ideas on the craft of filmmaking with other directors at the FEFF.

The Journey

Apart from Italy, The Journey will also be screened at the 4th Beijing International Film Festival taking place this week.

The Journey, starring Ben Andrew Pfeiffer, Frankie Lee and Joanne Yew, set a new box-office record for the highest grossing Malaysian film with collection of RM17.28 million within 56 days of its theatrical release.

The film was released in Malaysian and Singaporean cinemas on January 30 and March 20, 2014 respectively, and has a planned release in Taiwan later this year.