KUCHING, 12 JANUARY 2022 – TVS is airing Sabah’s indigenous based movie, Avakas, that previously made Malaysia proud on the international stage that was selected for several international film festivals.
The Kadazandusun film, which directed by Marc Abas starring Larry Lajinoh, Marco Nicho, Joveana Jim, Che Chi, Geinod Lozitin, Peter Tobob, Julian Mickey Niun, Alvinson Julian Mickey, Bobby Christ and the director himself, follows an old man who doesn’t believe in the existence of a modern-day headhunter known as ‘Pangait’.
The old man believes that a headhunter is a warrior that doesn’t take pleasure in beheading humans, which he has his own secret reason for believing so. As he is also a warrior, proven with battle scar on his neck and collection of skulls in his room are proof enough, he goes by the name of Avakas.
The movie, which was based on the Bornean state’s folklore, has been picked as an Official Selection at the San Francisco Another Hole in the Head Film Festival 2020 in the US.
Prior to this, it was also an Official Selection at the New Indie Film Festival of London (NIFF) 2020 and the Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival (KKIFF) 2020.
According to a post in FINAS’s Facebook, the movie’s latest achievement was earning the ‘Honorable Mention’ at London Rocks International Film Festival (LARIFF).
Between both Pengait and Avakas, who is the actual hero in this film? Let’s find out this Saturday on 15 January 2022 at 9.00pm only at TVS, channel 122 Astro and MYTV!
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