Celebrate Merdeka with Yasmin Ahmad: Gubra 7pm, 20 Aug (Thurs)
"Gubra is set in the same world some time after Sepet. The issues discussed in the film are expanded, new characters in entirely different settings are introduced, like the storyline of an Imam and his wife reaching out to prostitutes. While these story lines are not physically connected, the themes of honesty/dishonesty/forgiveness/adultery do come together.
Does being hurt permits one to hurt back, and to break promises? Does repentance really bring redemption? While these are idealistic questions to ask, and are sometimes reflections of reality, the film in the end still came across to me as ultimately wanting to be idealistic."- Tan Meng Yoe
Kelip-Kelip, a community organization based in Penang, with the support of The Star Pitt St. and Think City will be bringing movies like Muallaf, Rabun, Talentime, Sepet, Gubra and Mukhsin back to the big screen in conjunction with Merdeka month! Please come armed with snacks and a packet of tissue paper.
This casual event is open to members of the public for free, to inspire the celebration of our diversity as Malaysians, and also to celebrate Yasmin's life as a well-loved curator of our diversity and culture through film-making.
There will be a MERCY Yasmin Ahmad Children's Fund donation box to channel funds to Yasmin's favorite charity organization instead of charging for entrance. We welcome any donations.