Yasmin made movies to cheer parents up
The late Yasmin Ahmad made films to make her parents happy, her sister said.
“She made Rabun to cheer our dad when he had acute diabetes in 2002.”
“Later, when mum had to undergo surgery to treat her enlarged heart, Yasmin made Sepet to make her happy,” said Datin Orked Ahmad, when accepting an award for the film Muallaf on behalf of her late sister at the 1Malaysia Cultural Award at the KL Convention Centre here yesterday.
It was the filmmaker’s last movie to be screened before she died from brain haemorrhage in 2009. She was 51.
A tearful Orked added: “Our parents were supposed to come today, but this morning mum broke down and couldn’t bring herself to attend the ceremony.”