Remembering Yasmin...Tribute screenings Nov 27 - 28
||This Hari Raya holiday weekend, we hope to remember Kak Yasmin through her work with the tribute screenings of two of her earlier films, Sepet and Gubra. Join the Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=172056674630&ref=mf
||27 November 2009 (Friday) - 28 November 2009 (Saturday), 7:30 pm
||China Square Central, Fountain Square
18 Cross Street;
Getting there -
By MRT: Chinatown, Exit E
By Bus: SBS 80, 145, 166, 197, NR5, SN30
China Square Central Outdoor Movie Screening
27 – 28 Nov 09
Sepet (Chinese Eyes) 27 Nov 7.30pm
Director: Yasmin Ahmad | Malaysia | 2004 | 110 mins | Colour | Drama/Comedy/Romance | In Malay, English and Chinese Dialects with English subtitles | PG
Nineteen-year-old Ah Loong, known as Jason, is in charge of a stall selling pirated VCDs. Contrary to what one might expect his social standing to be, Ah Loong is an incurable romantic with an unlikely hobby--he loves to read and write poetry. Quite content to carry on being the Romeo of the slums, Ah Loong\'s life takes a sudden turn one day when a sixteen-year-old Malay schoolgirl arrives at his stall in search of Wong Kar-Wai\'s films.
Gubra (Anxiety) 28 Nov 7.30pm
Director: Yasmin Ahmad | Malaysia | 2006 | 115 Mins | Colour | Drama/Comedy/ Romance | In Malay, English and Chinese Dialects with English subtitles | PG (Some Sexual References)
After the death of her boyfriend, Orked marries an advertising executive and continues to balance her own life and her ongoing involvement with her eccentric parents and their fearsome housekeeper. When a health issue with her father brings her into contact with Alan, the brother of her late boyfriend, they are instantly attracted to each other. Around this time, Orked learns that her husband is having an affair and she begins to make difficult life choices.
About Yasmin Ahmad
Yasmin Ahmad (January 7, 1958 - July 25, 2009) was a critically-acclaimed multi-award winning film director from Malaysia. She was also the executive creative director at Leo Burnett, Kuala Lumpur. Her television commercials and films are well-known in Malaysia for their humour, heart and love that crosses cultural barriers, in particular her ads for Petronas, such as the award winning Tan Hong Ming In Love (2007). Her six feature films Rabun (2003), Sepet (2004), Gubra (2006), Mushkin (2007), Muallaf (2008) and most recently, Talentime (2009) have won multiple awards both within Malaysia and in international film festivals. Lately, Yasmin has also made two very well-received TV commercials for MCYS in Singapore - Family (2008) and Funeral (2009). She was in the midst of preparing for her first feature film to be made in Singapore titled, Go, Thaddeus! when she passed away in July this year. This Hari Raya holiday weekend, we hope to remember Kak Yasmin through her work with the tribute screenings of two of her earlier films, Sepet and Gubra.
Organised by China Square Central & Singapore Film Society
The Estate of Yasmin Ahmad
MHz Films Sdn Bhd
Nusanbakti Corporation Sdn Bhd
Proceeds from the tribute screenings will be donated to Pertapis Children\'s Home
p.s. Admission is free for the public. Remember to bring along your own mats, cushions & picnic baskets! No ponchos necessary this time. The screening will be shifted indoors if we encounter bad weather. Rain or shine, we will start the program on time!