Asian cinema is fast becoming a cinema without borders. In the monthly exhibition ContemporAsian, MoMA showcases films that get little exposure outside of their home countries or on the international festival circuit, but which engage the various styles, histories, and changes in Asian cinema. This month, in conjunction with Filmmaker in Focus: Yasmin Ahmad, MoMA is presenting a special weeklong engagement of Malaysian director Yasmin Ahmad’s final film, Talentime, a multicharacter, multithread story that explores the rich tapestry of Malaysia’s diverse peoples, cultures, and religions.
Directed by Yasmin Ahmad
Malaysia, 2009, 120 min.
With Pamela Chong, Mahesh Jugal Kishor, Mohd Syafie Naswip.
In Malay, Tamil; English subtitles
U.S. premiere. Thursday, May 6, 6:00 (T1); Friday, May 7, 4:00 (T2); Saturday, May 8, 1:30 (T2); Sunday, May 9, 5:00 (T2);
Monday, May 10, 4:00 (T2); Wednesday, May 12, 7:00 (T2)