Yasmin Ahmad, the darling of Malaysian cinema, passed away in 2009.
Chocolate is her last film, and was released posthumously. On the surface, it’s simple tale about a young girl who is unable to afford chocolate. But it is also a layered parable on the racial relations in Malaysia, and as relevant today as it was 5 years ago.
A quiet tale that reminds us that, despite the multifaceted contradiction of Malaysia, life goes on – even if not all of it is sweet.
‘Chocolate’ was part of the 15 Malaysia short film project commemorating Malaysia’s independence in 2009.
Yasmin was well-loved and well-known for her stories about Malaysia, especially through commemorative and festive advertisements and her feature films on multi-racial, multi-cultural Malaysia.
She was honoured this year on the Internets with a special Google doodle.
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