Malaysian director promotes 'Rembat' at Silk Road Film Festival

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Most here in China are familiar with the songs of singer-song writer A Niu.

However, the multi-talented Malaysian is also an actor and director.

A Niu has run the red carpet in Fuzhou at the Silk Road International Film Festival to promote his new comedy "Rembat."

A poster of Malaysian actor A Niu's new comedy "Rembat." [Photo/Xinhua]

The film itself is a comedy about two hardcore supporters of the Malaysian national football team.

The so-called "Ultras Malaya" are known as some of the most rabid fans in Asian football.

A Niu says he wanted to create a film which, while making you laugh, would also cross territorial and cultural boundaries.

"The film 'Rambat' is special because Malaysia is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural. It has local Malaysians, people with Chinese origins, as well as people with Indian origins. The head of the production company is the descendent of a local Malay and a man from China who settled in Malaysia in the early Ming Dynasty when Zheng He commanded voyages through South Asia to East Africa. Given his background, he wanted to be sure "Rembat" is a multi-ethnic movie which includes Malaysians, Chinese and Indians."

This year's Silk Road International Film Festival is set to close on Saturday.

Chinese star Jackie Chan Fan Bingbing, Yao Chen, Zhang Guoli and director Chen Kaige are due to take part in the closing ceremony.

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