Category Archives: Further Reading

Of Identity and Vibrancy: The Real Cinema of Malaysia

Hassan Muthalib, one of the most knowledgeable authorities on Malaysian cinema, writes in an essay on its history: “Malaysian cinema began in 1927 with the production of Xin Ke (The Immigrant, Guo Waochen), using a Chinese film cast and crew. But from 1933 onwards with Leila Majnun (Love-struck Leila, B.S. Rajhans), there was a multiethnic […]