The local movie that made Malaysians wait for 12 years to see this year will be making its way to the other side of the world.
On this Friday the 13th (if you don't know the significance of this particular day, Google it), Dukun will premiere at the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) 2018
According to Astro Shaw, the thriller starring Datin Seri Umie Aida as Diana Dahlan, or the dukun
, will be competing in the 'Audience Award' category, in which the winner is determined by votes from American filmmakers and audiences.
Based on one of Malaysia's most high-profile court trials involving Mona Fandey, more widely known as the bomoh
who murdered a politician in the 1990s, the film hit RM10 million in box office
within 20 days.
has also crossed borders to Singapore and Brunei shortly after its release in April, and it may even be screened in Indonesia next month, as reported by New Straits Times
The movie had to endure more than a decade's wait despite having been completed 12 years ago, reportedly due to the graphic nature and gruesome storyline.
Will audiences in the West be able to appreciate a story like Dukun
? We'll soon find out.
In the meantime, here is our spine-chilling review
of the movie in case you're missing out!