of thousands of salaries After Li Mingzhe returned to Taiwan, he made public "My 5 Years in Chinese Prison" for the first time. At the beginning of the phone database millennium, a new wave of films led by independent filmmakers and good at guerrilla shooting was launched in the Malaysian film circle. Among them, the founder of Dahuang Film, Chen Cuimei, as one of the wave-makers, helped Malaysian films with new directors and filmmakers. In addition, in the Malaysian film industry, which is quite conservative on issues such as ethnicity and class, he tries to cut into and sort out, and create a video narrative that is different from the existing narrative.
"Barbarian Invasion" is the latest feature film directed and starred by Chen Cuimei. It gathers production resources from Hong Kong and Malaysia. It uses the paradigm of a private film to describe how film creators balance motherhood and actor status. In the episodes such as "God and Ghost Authentication" and "The Matrix", the dialogues talk about Hong Changxiu more jokingly. In addition, it also grafts the existing physical training process of Hong Kong martial arts movies, replacing it with Filipino martial arts (kali) and Israeli close-ups. The practice of martial arts (Krav Maga). barbarian invasion
2 Photo Credit: Haipeng Pictures The opening quote of Miyamoto Musashi's "everything is a movie/sword" is really the romantic yearning of filmmakers. "Barbarian Invasion" is to switch between reality and reality to practice this imagination. How does the creator/actor's "self" exist? It is the intent of the film to be possible in multiple narratives. The opening scene of "Barbarian Invasion" is a close-up shot of director Chen Cuimei as an actress. The helpless expression is zoomed away from the camera, only to realize that it is the predicament of female film workers caused by work and parenting.