In recent times, Malaysians have been feeling the solemn absence of acclaimed director, Yasmin Ahmad.
Her distinct way of weaving a beautiful story brimming with poignance and cultural relevance that united all Malaysians even in the face of adversity was unparalleled to any director working today.
When she passed away, local cinema just didn’t feel the same and even when a film came close to reaching the prime standard set by the beloved director, there was always a significant gap that only she could fill.
While we are never going to watch a new film by her, we can still appreciate her existing works by streaming them on Netflix.
But if streaming on a small screen isn’t enough, you’re in luck because one of Yasmin Ahmad’s finest, Mukhsin is getting a 4K resolution digital restoration and will be premiering in GSC Mid Valley this 26 March 2022.
The screening will be carried out by The Japan Foundation Asia Center (JFAC) in an effort to restore Asian masterpieces.
Working with Primeworks Distribution and Imagica Lab in Japan under the supervision of Low Soon Keong, the Director of Photography of the film, lovers of Yasmin Ahmad who missed the opportunity to watch her films on the big screen can finally fulfil that dream.
If you haven’t seen the film yet, you’re in for a treat.
Mukhsin is a sweet tale of young, innocent love. Acting as a prequel to her most famous works, Sepet and Gubra, Mukhsin is bereft of the heavy drama present in both aforementioned films.
Instead, it’s a light, cheery and poignant film that details one’s first love while navigating through teenage angst.
Played by Mohd Syafie Naswip (of Songlap and Talentime fame) and Sharifah Aryana, the chemistry between the two is palpable through the screen and it makes you reminisce of the time you first fell in love.
If you’re interested in watching Mukhsin, the one-time premiere will be held on 26 March at 1pm and 3:15pm at GSC Mid Valley. For more information on how to register, click here.