2006. Malaysia. Yasmin Ahmad. 94 min.
Monday, June 2, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2006. Malaysia. Directed and cowritten by Yasmin Ahmad. With Sharifah Aryana Syed Zainal Rashid, Mohd. Syafie bin Naswip. Called the Godmother of the new Malaysian digital cinema, Ahmad creates films that draw from experiences close to her own life. Her Orked trilogy is set in the world of today's most culturally diverse societies—providing ample opportunity for conflicts of color and creed, prejudice and taboo. Mukhsin, the third film in the trilogy (but the earliest in the story's chronology), portrays the filmmaker's alter ego, Orked, and her best friend, a boy named Mukhsin, as they enter adolescence and their relationship changes character. Portrayed with deep humanism and a liberating sense of humor, Mukhsin completes the trilogy's multidimensional portrait of a woman from childhood to adolescence to marriage. In Malay; English subtitles. 94 min.