MFF27: 'The Journey' wins 4 trophies, including Best Director and Best Actor

MFF27: 'The Journey' wins 4 trophies, including Best Director and Best Actor
'The Journey' - presented by Astro Shaw and produced by Woohoo Pictures - achieved an overall box office sales of RM18 million. - File Photo
KUALA LUMPUR: The Journey  - presented by Astro Shaw and produced by Woohoo Pictures – achieved an overall box office sales of RM18 million.

It was awarded the Box-Office Film award at the 27th Malaysian Film Festival Awards (MFF27). The film premiered on January 30, 2014 and collected a whopping RM12.92 million, 25 days after it was released.
At the MFF27, The Journey also took home the Best Actor, Best Cinematography and Best Non-Malay Language Local film awards. 

The Journey tells the story of Uncle Chuan (Frankie Lee), a conservative father with a rigid set of rules.

When his daughter, Bee (Joanne Yew) returns home after spending most of her formative years in England with a fiancé, Benji, an Englishman (Ben Pfeiffer) in-tow, Uncle Chuan refuses to give his blessing.

With cultural differences and language barrier that could potentially damage the union between Benji and his loved one, he feels that something must be done quick. Uncle Chuan reluctantly allows them to marry but on one condition — the wedding ceremony has to be in the traditional way.

MFF27 was hosted by comedian Sherry Alhadad and Nabil and featured a host of performances by among others Misha Omar, Najwa Mahiaddin, Joe Flizzow and Sonar One.