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Directed by: Edmund Yeo
Runtime: 70 min
Language: Malay, Japanese, Mandarin with English subtitles
This documentary follows acclaimed director Isao Yukisada (Crying Out Love in the Center of the World) as he shoots Pigeon, a Japanese-Malaysian co-production that examines the remnants of the Japanese Occupation in Malaysia two generations later. In tracing the making of this film, the life and work of celebrated Malaysian filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad comes to the foreground. Guided by Sharifah Amani, the lead actress of Pigeon and Yasmin’s muse, we encounter a Japanese crew who came to know Malaysia through Yasmin’s work, and a Malaysian crew who knew her personally. What emerges is a moving portrait of the considerable influence that this extraordinary individual has had on Malaysian and Japanese filmmakers.
A tribute to the late Yasmin Ahmad, this documentary is the first to explore the legacy of one of the most important directors in Malaysian cinema. Through archival footage of her life and from her movies, we gain insight not only into her filmmaking craft, but also her socio-political concerns and motivations, particularly regarding her inclusion and examination of multicultural relations in her films.
Yasmin-san is a product of Greenlight Pictures, one of the leading independent film and television production houses in Malaysia. The company was founded by filmmaker Woo Ming Jin, and has produced many internationally acclaimed films such as Woo’s debut feature, Monday Morning Glory (2006), which screened at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival, and Edmund Yeo’s Aqérat (2017), which garnered him the Best Director award at the 2017 Tokyo International Film Festival.
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