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MY FAILING EYESIGHT

Pak Atan and Mak Inom, a retired couple in their 60s, were getting tired of the city. Having inherited her late father?s house in the village, Mak Inom jumps at the chance for them to live in the country again.

india Updated: Jul 18, 2003 16:15 IST
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MY FAILING EYESIGHT
Original Title:Rabun
Malaysia, 2002
Director: Yasmin Ahmad

Pak Atan and Mak Inom, a retired couple in their 60s, were getting tired of the city. Having inherited her late father’s house in the village, Mak Inom jumps at the chance for them to live in the country again.

Things seemed rosy for the eccentric and openly affectionate couple - fresh air, lush greenery and kind country folks-but before long events take an unexpected turn. Pak Atan and Mak Inom are now forced to reassess their perceptions of both the country, and the city.

Screenplay:
Yasmin Ahmad

Cinematography:
Keong Low

Editing:
Affandi Jamaludin

Principal Cast:
A. Rajoli Pak Atan, Kartina Aziz, Mak Inom, Rosie Rashid Cik Nor, Irwan Iskandar Yem, Nor Ibrahim Yasin, Ho Yuhang Elvis

Production: MHz Sdn Bhd / DVD / colour / 90 min

Director's bio-note:
After 20 years in advertising, 10 years of writing and sometimes directing TV commercials, and only 4 years of writing poetry, Yasmin Ahmad mustered the courage to write and direct her debut film My Failing Eyesight, at the age of 44.

She claims that she’s “a woman without ambitions because life is too short for that sort of thing.” When asked if she plans to make more films, Yasmin says, “I will only make a film if I feel I have a story worth telling, about people and events that I know, understand, and care about.

First Published: Jul 17, 2003 04:13 IST