Monday, March 12, 2007

A short review by Firecracker, London.

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"Finally, there was a welcome inclusion in the festival for the latest work by Malaysian Yasmin Ahmad.

Her debut Sepet (which premiered in the UK at the Firecracker Showcase 2005) caused a bit of a ruckus in Malaysia a few years ago with its story of an inter-racial teen romance. A sweet and charming film, it nevertheless cut to the heart of the racial divide in Malaysia and became one of the most talked-about movies of recent years.

Having developed her style with Gubra, Yasmin now delivers her best yet with the affecting Mukhsin, the tale of a relationship between a twelve year old boy and a ten year old girl. Delivered with an assured tone and style, and a welcome sense of humour, Mukhsin manages to be a simultaneously charming and unsentimental tale of first love, and deserves to be regarded as a low-key highlight of this year’s Berlin Film Festival."

- Nick North

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