Tuesday, March 14, 2006

MALAYSIAN CINEMAS—Gubra (Anxiety)


Brian Darr is a great gumshoe!! He has a knack for knowing which movies are coming to the Bay Area and when. Via The Storyteller (Yasmin Ahmad's blog) he determined that Gubra, her follow-up feature to Sepet, will be screening at this year's San Francisco International Film Festival. I appreciate how these young Malaysian filmmakers use their blogs to journalize their projects; it allows a welcome access to their creativity! In her most recent entry, Yasmin shared Ong Sor Fern's review from the Singapore Straits Times.

ADDENDUM: The Great Swifty has spoken!! He's directed me to A Nutshell Review's account of the gala opening of Gubra, accompanied by a heartfelt review, and an enthusiastic diary piece on having dinner with director Yasmin Ahmad. On the basis of his being such an excellent liaison for Malaysian information, I add The Great Swifty to my links. Thanks, Edmund!
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