Oscar 2015: Men Who Save the World, Malaysia’s Best Foreign Language Film Entry

Liew Seng Tat’s “Men Who Save the World” is the third film in Malaysia’s history to represent the country in the best foreign-language film Oscar.

“Men Who Save The World” won Best Picture, Best Director at Malaysian Film Fest and was awarded the Pro-Fil Jury Price at France’s Cine Festival en Pays de Fayence.

The film was also an official selection at the Toronto, Vancouver, Busan, Locarno, Singapore, Nara, and Göteborg Film Fests.

The film is an internationally co-produced comedy film written and directed by Liew Seng Tat. It is produced by Sharon Gan and is a co-production project between Everything Films Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) and Volya Films (The Netherlands), Flying Moon Filmproduktion (Germany) and Mandra Films (France) with support from Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture (Malaysia), Torino Film Lab (Italy), Hubert Bals Fund (The Netherlands), Netherlands Film Fund, World Cinema Fund (Germany), Visions Sud Est (Switzerland), Fondation Groupama Gan pour le Cinéma – Cinefondation (France), Prince Claus (The Netherlands), Sundance Institute Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award, Sundance Institute Feature Film Program and the Doris Duke Foundation (USA).

Liew developed Lelaki Harapan Dunia at the Cannes Director’s Residence — Cinéfondation and participated at the 2011 Sundance Screenwriters Lab. The film was shot in Kuala Kangsar, Perak.