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'1965' might not be shown in Malaysia

By Florey DMMovies - 30 July 2015 9:46 AM | Updated 9:46 AM

'1965' might not be shown in Malaysia

29 Jul – Randy Ang's SG50 movie, "1965", is a day away from officially opening in Singaporean cinemas but it has yet to be confirmed for screening in neighbouring country, Malaysia.

Based on the latest lineup from the film's Malaysian distributor MM2 Entertainment, "1965" is slated to be released in Malaysia this 20 August 2015. However, the distributor has stated that the film is still subject for approval by the Film Censorship Board of Malaysia (LPF).

Veteran actor Lim Kay Tong, who plays the late Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew in the movie, thinks the possibility for it to be screened in Malaysia is a "maybe".

"I haven't heard anything about that," said Lim to Cinema Online, during the press conference for "1965" held yesterday at Capitol Theatre. "I don't even know whether it's going to show. Because looking at the story, I'm not sure."

"Because it's a very sensitive event, we were thrown out of Malaysia and I'm not sure how it's going to be taken by the higher-ups. Personally, I think it's a maybe."

The movie, which is one of the movies filmed in celebration of Singapore's 50th year of independence, tells the engaging and touching stories of immigrants and natives during the time leading up to the independence of Singapore.

It also stars Qi Yu Wu, who co-stars with wife Joanne Peh for the first time in the movie, James Seah, Mike Kasem, Sezairi Sezali and Malaysian actress, Deanna Yusoff.

"1965" opens in Singaporean cinemas this 30 July and hopefully, 20 August in Malaysia.