3 Nov – Deemed as "The film Malaysia has been waiting for", "Muallaf" is set to make its way into Malaysian cinemas on 24 December 2009. Written and directed by the late-filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad, the movie did exceptionally well in Singapore during December last year and due to the increasing demand, it was later re-released at the Cathay Causeway Point cinema in February 2009.
"Muallaf" tells the story of two Malaysian sisters, Rohani and Rohana, who ran 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. The film stars Brian Yap, Sharifah Amani and Sharifah Aleysha.
According to the director's note, 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.
"Muallaf" makes a date with Malaysia on 24 December 2009!