This is Why I Like Yasmin Ahmad


I’m slowly reading the “Yasmin How You Know?” book – a compilation of anecdotes and quotes and such about/by Yasmin Ahmad. This is one of the little stories about her, recounted by a former colleague:

After the preview of her movie Rabun, there was a Q&A session with the film director and some film experts.

One of the esteemed academics on the panel questioned Yasmin’s knowledge of film:

“You obviously don’t know film language. Do you know what is ‘Cinema 1’, what is ‘Cinema 2’ and ‘Cinema 3’?”

Yasmin’s reply:

“The only ‘Cinema 1’, ‘Cinema 2’ and ‘Cinema 3’ I know are in TGV and GSC.”


Yasmin was awesome.

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