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Autism awareness movie Guang sweeps 4 awards at 30th Malaysia Film Festival

Malaysian movie Guang emerged the greatest winner among Chinese-language films at the 30th Malaysia Film Festival . 

Selected in nine categories , it took home four awards at Saturday’s ceremony .

Lead actor Kyo Chen , who performs the eponymous Guang , won Best New Male Actor while director Quek Shio Chuan began to take home the Best New Director prize . 

The wins represented a homecoming for the Malaysian movie director , after the film had won multiple awards on the international film circuit . 

Guang sheds light on an autistic man looking for a job , but who secretly possesses a talent for music . 

Talking about his win , Quek shared , “It was already a strong affirmation to be nominated so to win this award is a big honour for me . I hope to continue shooting more great local movies .” 

The festival’s biggest winner was Malay-language film One Two Jaga , which swept six awards.

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