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  • Japan Premiere


Barbarian Invasion


Director: TAN Chui Mui (陳翠梅)

2021|Hong Kong, Malaysia|106min|Language: Chinese, Cantonese, Malay|Subtitles: English, Japanese

Date Time Venue
3/12 Sat 11:50 Cine Libre Umeda 3
3/17 Thu 18:40 ABC Hall
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TAN Chui Mui (陳翠梅)
Pete TEO (張子夫)
Bront PALARAE (柏榮·裴拉勒 )
James LEE (李添興)
Zhiny OOI (黃之豫)

Between her bitterly contested divorce and her hiatus from the silver screen due to raising her rambunctious son, actress Moon (TAN Chui Mui) is looking to revive her fortunes and her director friend Roger (Pete TEO) offers her a comeback role in a martial arts action thriller. All that remains is some hard training that will transform her from an exhausted mother into the Southeast Asian female version of Jason Bourne. She sticks it out, she’s a new woman but the project is put in jeopardy when she resists producers who want her ex-husband to act opposite her and things go way off script when another dramatic event happens and she has to take her training and apply it in real life.

Director/writer TAN Chui Mui takes the lead role in her martial arts movie with a meta-narrative that blurs the line between reality and cinema while displaying everything that is awesome in action movies as well as examining the values of motherhood.

[Jason MAHER]