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Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror, August 26th & 27th 2017

Nosferatu is a highly influential early black and white silent horror film of the vampire genre, originally released in 1922. In it, the mysterious Count Orlok summons Thomas Hutter to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains. After Orlok reveals his vampire nature, Hutter struggles to escape the castle, knowing that his wife, Ellen is in […]

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French Film Festival, May 25th-June 4th 2017

Alliance Francaise, the French cultural organisation, once again brings the best of recent French cinema to Penang, as part of a larger French Festival, which includes an exhibition, a piano recital, and the annual “Fête de la Musique”.  Seventeen films will be shown, at the GSC cinema complex in Gurney Plaza, and with drama, comedy, […]

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Mexican Film Festival 2017, 11th – 14th April 2017

The “Golden Age of Mexican Cinema” was back in the 1930s-1960s. At the turn of this century, Mexican films made global news again, with the brilliant Y Tu Mamá También and Amores Perros. You may not know it, but Mexican directors won the Oscar Award for Best Director for three years in a row in 2013, 2014 and 2015, […]

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European Union Film Festival, November 3rd-9th

For seventeen years now, every year the European Union Film Festival has been bringing a selection of films to Malaysia. A rare chance to see something other than the usual big budget crowd-pleasing block busters on the big screen, this year’s festival will run in Penang at Gurney Plaza’s GSC cinemas from November 3rd until 9th. […]

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ASEAN Film Showcase: Innocents, August 21st

The George Town festival series of screenings of films by important South East Asian directors continues with “Innocents” on August 21st. Singaporean director Wong Chen-Hsi will be conducting a short talk following the film. She won the award for best Director, Asian New Talent with the film at the Shanghai International Film Festival in June […]

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