Sunday, 26 July 2009

Al-Fatihah for the late Yasmin Ahmad Storyteller

Gubra and Sepet are 2 of the great modern time Malay movies that I've ever watched. They were directed by Yasmin Ahmad, self styled storyteller. I was surprised, saddened in fact to hear of her sudden illness and passing last night.

I chanced upon Yasmin Ahmad's blog, and saw this short ad which she produced under commission by the Singapore government. I love this ad, brought tears to my eyes. I watched it during the time I spent recovering, to the point I imagined my dear wife talking about me and my... well, 'car trouble starting' and 'strong rear wind'. I sensed something about that ad, but couldn't put a finger to it... until tonight. It was her magic touch.

My sincere condolence to her family. May Allah bless her soul. Amin.

2 comments:

KantaLensa said...

Al Fatihah. May she rest in peace. Her short video clips are always very catchy and deliver the intended message very well.

Gembo said...

Kanta, I won't be surprised if the 'Burung Murai' iklan is hers.