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M'sian Film 'The Experts' Gains Global Recognition, Set to Screen at The 2024 Shanghai International Film Festival

Iqmal Hakem
14/06/2024
04:12 MYT
From local hit to the global stage. Malaysian action heist movie “The Experts,” which was produced by Astro Shaw in association with ZAK Capital and TGV Pictures, has achieved a remarkable milestone by being selected for its high production quality to be showcased at the 2024 Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) starting today until June 23.
The screening of "The Experts" falls under the 2024 The Belt and Road Film Week line-up, taking place in Shanghai, Nanjing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo, and Hefei, China.
The Experts has become one of the selected films for that segment, alongside international films such as "Sima’s Unfinished Narration" from Iran, "Pictures of Ghost" from Brazil, "Matryoshka" from Germany, "Children of the Sea" from Japan, and "Nasty" from Italy.
The Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) is one of East Asia's largest and most prestigious film festivals. Founded in 1993, it is held annually in Shanghai, China. SIFF showcases a diverse range of films from around the world, including feature films, documentaries, and short films. The festival is known for its competitive sections, such as the Golden Goblet Awards and the Asian New Talent Awards, which highlight outstanding achievements in cinema.
According to Raja Jastina Raja Arshad, the Executive Producer of "The Experts" and also the Head of Astro Shaw, "We're absolutely thrilled to present 'The Experts' representing Malaysia at prestigious events such as the Shanghai International Film Festival. This milestone reinforces previous comments from our local audience that 'The Experts' has high production quality with a universal storyline. Opportunities like this serve as a catalyst for us and other local industry players to continue presenting remarkable stories from Malaysia to audiences worldwide.”
Local audiences have previously shared positive responses and praised the production quality of “The Experts,” and compared it to major international films after viewing it.
Some comments include, from @SyuhadaNordin, "For those who like to watch Money Heist, you have to watch The Experts, I swear it's on an international movie level"; @AlifKelana, "For me, this movie is truly Hollywood level. If anyone has ever watched 'Ocean's Eleven,' the storyline is somewhat similar, but this is in Malaysia"; @aniqhamka, "Local movie but international level 5/5 for The Experts movie"; @Kwong_13, "The Experts movie is a local movie that is crafted as an international movie"; @DuniaWayang, "Done watching The Experts movie, a film that has Hollywood vibes like James Bond and Mission Impossible and Hong Kong films."
Starring Dato Aaron Aziz, Syafiq Kyle, Mimi Lana, Remy Ishak, Ray Dapdap, Maya Karin, and many more, The Experts is still showing in cinemas across Malaysia. The Experts follows a family of five siblings who, after a decade of hard-earned peace, the ex-criminal siblings are ruthlessly dragged back to their treacherous past. A notorious gangster blackmails them into a heart-pounding heist where old grudges ignite, and a shocking family tragedy resurfaces. As the shadows of their criminal history engulf them, loyalties fray, and their survival hangs in the balance.
Use #TheExpertsMovie #BePartOfTheExperts #OneGreatestHeist on your social media platforms. Stay updated with the latest developments and exciting information about The Experts film on Astro Shaw's social media accounts through Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube.
Watch the trailer below:

Featured Image Credit: Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, Astro Shaw
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