Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Yasmin Ahmad film festival and book launch [Roast Pork Sliced From A Rusty Cleaver] (飲水思源)

(Kuala Lumpur) BORDERS is holding a two-day film festival featuring the works of Yasmin Ahmad, in conjunction with the launch of "Yasmin How You Know?", a compilation of anecdotes and words of wisdom of the late award-winning filmmaker, as shared with her family, friends and colleagues.

The film festival will be held at Berjaya University College of Hospitality, Kuala Lumpur on Sept 8 & 9.

Admission is RM20 per day, and all proceeds will go to the Yasmin Ahmad Fund for Children, run by Mercy Malaysia. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/bordersmalaysia.

"Yasmin How You Know?" is published by Leo Burnett, the advertising agency where Yasmin worked as creative director.

At Leo Burnett, Yasmin producing several short films and commercials, most notably her festive season-themed commercials for Petronas. The ads drew widespread attention and praise for their uniquely heart-warming, multicultural depiction of Malaysian society.

Yasmin later achieved regional success with the feature film Sepet in 2004. The film, which chronicled the bittersweet love story between a Chinese VCD seller and a Malay schoolgirl, won numerous local and international awards.

The success of Sepet earned Yasmin the respect of her peers and movie audiences, as seen in the warm reception to her later films Gubra (2006), Mukhsin (2007), Muallaf (2008) and her final feature film, Talentime (2009), released months before her death in July 2009 after a sudden stroke. (TheSunDaily)

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