BFM 89.9

Podcast  >  Bigger Picture  >  Live & Learn  >  Stay Home & Watch: Absent Without Leave on Pesta TUT

Stay Home & Watch: Absent Without Leave on Pesta TUT

Lau Kek Huat, Filmmaker

02-Dec-21 14:00

Stay Home & Watch: Absent Without Leave on Pesta TUT

We continue our coverage of Pesta TUT, which is a curation of creative events to tackle film censorship. TUT stands for “Tak Diluluskan Untuk Tayangan”, a classification for films that are banned from public screenings by Lembaga Penapisan Filem, but this festival would like to change that to - “Tak Usah Tutup-Tutup” - not necessary to censor. Today, we speak to Lau Kek Huat, a Taiwan-based Malaysian filmmaker, who has had two of his films, including “Absent Without Leave” banned by the local authorities. He joins us to talk about his life as a filmmaker, the ideas behind his films, and to also share his thoughts on film censorship.

Image credit: IMDb and mubi.com

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs


This and more than 60,000 other podcasts in your hand. Download the all new BFM mobile app.

Categories:  FilmEducation

Tags:  The Bigger PictureLive and LearnLau Kek HuatAbsent Without LeaveLembaga Penapisan Filemfilm censorshipMCPMalayan Communist PartyPesta TUT


Share this podcast




Play / Pause

Listen now : Morning Brief

Today’s Shows



6:00 AM

The 6AM Stretch

7:00 AM

World Market Watch

7:15 AM

Morning Brief

8:00 AM

The Breakfast Grille

Dato' Rafique Merican, CEO of Maybank Islamic

8:30 AM

Morning Brief

9:00 AM

Opening Bell

9:35 AM

BBC World Service

10:05 AM

Open For Business

Joshua Lim & Joel Lim, Co-founder, Beebag

11:05 AM

Resource Centre

Derek Toh, Founder & CEO, Hiredly

12:00 PM

Enterprise Biz Bytes

Calvin Cheng, Senior Analyst at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

1:00 PM

The Breakfast Grille Repeat

Dato' Rafique Merican, CEO of Maybank Islamic

2:05 PM

Live & Learn

3:05 PM

Today I Learned

4:05 PM

Health & Living

Because Feelings Matter #13: Kak Ngah’s Journey As A Survivor of Suicide Loss

5:00 PM

The Evening Edition

5:35 PM

Today On Twitter

6:05 PM

Inside Story

7:05 PM

Langkawi For Every Budget; Nadge Ariffin, Tourism Consultant and Heritage and Gastronomy Historian

7:35 PM

Popcorn Culture - Stuff We Missed

Belfast

8:05 PM

By The Book

Book Club Sept 2022: Detransition, Baby; Parveen Kaur Harnam, lawyer

9:00 PM

Bar None