Cinema of the world

Stone Turtle

Director : Woo Min Jing
Country : Malaysia, Indonesia
Language : Indonesian,Malay,Mandarin
Duration : 91 minutes
year : 2022
Cinema of the world


Zahara, a stateless refugee, becomes the guardian for her orphaned niece after a traumatic incident. Selling turtle eggs to survive, the pair live on a remote island where the living and the dead seemingly coexist. But their life of isolation soon changes with the arrival of Samad, a researcher who convinces Zahara to assist him in navigating the island. Along the way, Zahara and Samad’s interactions lead to a battle of wits and cunning—with deadly results.

Woo Ming Jing


Woo Ming Jing is a Malaysian film director, writer and producer. His films have screened in film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin and Venice. He is also the co-founder of Greenlight Pictures, a film and television production house based in Kuala Lumpur.


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– Bront Palarae
– Amerul Affendi


– Director: WOO Ming Jing
– Producer: Ming Jin Woo, Edmund Yeo
– Editor: Edmund Yeo
– Writer: Neesa Jamal, Ming Jin Woo
– DOP: Kong Pahurak
– Sound: Chalermrat Kaweewattana
– Music: Chapavich Temnitikul

Awards and Nominations

Locarno International Film Festival 2022
Winner – FIPRESCI Prize
Golden Rooster Awards 2022
Nominee – Audience Award (Best International Film)
Nominee – Festival du nouveau cinéma
2022 (Best Film )