Condolence to Yasmin Ahmad

Yasmin Ahmad, a talented filmmaker,  passed away at 11.25pm on Saturday.
Yasmin, who collapsed after suffering a stroke and undergoing surgery for cerebral hemorrhage  on Thursday, had been creative force in the advertising  and film industry, having won awards and accolades both locally and internationally.
Her interracial love story Sepet (2004) was accorded the Best Film Award and the Best Original Screenplay Award at the Malaysian Film Festival 2005. It also bagged the Asian Film Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2005, and the Grand Prix Award at the Creteil International Women’s Film Festival in the same year.
Her other films included Gubra (2006), Mukhsin (2006), Muallaf  (2008) and Talentime (2009).
The 51-year-old Muar-born Yasmin, who was married to Abdullah Tan Yew Leong, began her career as a copywriter with Ogilvy & Mather before joining Leo Burnnett, where she rose to become its creative executive director.
Malaysia has lost a very talented film & advertisement producers. Let us all pray for the late Yasmin Ahmad.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *