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Yasmin Ahmad's "Talentime" with Sharpened Word - Trailer

Born in Muar, the late Yasmin’s love for Ipoh came as a surprise. It was by pure chance that she bunked into Ipoh and was immediately mesmerised by its pre-war colonial buildings. Ever since then, most of her movies had prominently featured this slow-loris hilly town. Despite her short-lived movie-making career, she managed to capture and touch the hearts of those who understand and appreciate humanity, humility and kindness. Sadly, she left us shortly after the movie “Talentime" was released in 2009.

For June, Sharpened Word is teaming up with Yasmin@KongHeng to screen “Talentime", after which, Tokoh Seni Hassan Muthalib, acclaimed movie critic and once a mentor to Yasmin, will present an interpretation of the movie stylistics. Also, he will share with us the meaning Yasmin wanted to convey in her last movie and witness how her skill as a movie-maker matured and escalated over a short span of time. The movie cost RM1.3m to make and was shot mostly in SM Anderson, Ipoh.

Entrance is by donation at RM15/pax and proceeds will go towards maintaining Yasmin@KongHeng. For those who missed the movie on the big screen previously, this is the best time to catch up and relive Yasmin’s dream of what she believed this country should be, a dream that will become reality if we do something about it.

Talentime : Lessons of the Heart Date : Saturday, 17 June 2017, 1:30–5:00 pm Venue: Old Andersonians’ Club, 932 Jalan Hospital, Ipoh​

We meet every 3rd Saturday of each month at Old Andersonians' Club, Ipoh, from 2.00 pm to 5 pm.


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