Muallaf by Yasmin Ahmad


Yasmin Ahmad’s Muallaf (The Convert) Opens 27th November 2008 at The Picturehouse, Singapore

Two Malaysian sisters, Rohani and Rohana, run away from home to escape their wealthy father’s mistreatment. They find refuge in a small town where they get to know Brian Goh, a young Catholic schoolteacher. Brian is irresistibly attracted to the two girls. Impressed by their extraordinary courage in the face of adversity, their relationship forces him to confront the ghosts of his own childhood. Director Yasmin Ahmad explores the possibilities of emotional survival after being traumatised by loved ones. Through the wanderings of three lost souls who band together and console one another, Muallaf celebrates friendship, forgiveness, and the coming to terms with the past.

Sharifah Amani Syed Zainal Rashid,
Sharifah Aleysha Syed Zainal Rashid,
and introducing Brian Yap (Brian)
杨雁雁 Yeo Yann Yann {Cindy), (Colin Goh & Woo Yan Yan’s ‘Singapore Dreaming’, Daniel Hui’s ‘The Bracelet’, Anthony Chen’s ‘Ah Ma’, Royston Tan’s ‘881’)
Rahim Razali (Datuk)
Ning Baizura (Datin)
Tony Savarimutu (Brother Anthony)
Hazel Fernandez (Mrs. Siva)
Haris Zakaria (Yasmin’s very own nephew plays the young Brian)
Ho Yuhang (Private Investigator) (Director of the film ‘Rain Dogs’)
Tan Mei Ling (Brian’s mother) (Played Jason’s mother in Sepet)

Ros Kassim (Sepet, Tan Hong Ming [TVC])

Keong Low (Rabun, Sepet, Gubra, Mukhsin, Muallaf, Tan Hong Ming TVC and many more)

Set Design
Zaini Abdul Latif

Poster keyart
Ng Choo Seong (Jason of Sepet)

Post Production Supervisor
Elyna Shukri (Gubra, Producer)

Yasmin Ahmad

Yasmin Ahmad

(Malaysia, 35mm, Dolby Digital, 1.85:1, 87 mins, English (90%), Malay & Chinese with English Subtitles)

Copyright 2008, MHz Film Sdn Bhd

Yasmin Ahmad Filmography

1. Rabun (My Failing Eyesight)

2. Sepet (Chinese Eyes)

3. Gubra (Anxiety)

4. Mukhsin

5. Muallaf (The Convert)


2 Responses to Muallaf by Yasmin Ahmad

  1. seeyin says:

    when is it shows in malaysia? 😛

  2. Wim Prihanto says:

    Where could I buy Muallaf DVD and Rabun DVD?

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