Ahmad sympathizes with the depths of longing that lie beneath young people’s make-believe, and she tells her tale as if the only way real love can be accurately envisioned is with the wonderment and helplessness of the young.” Slant Magazine
Orked, an adventurous, self-confident 10-year-old girl living in a small village in Malaysia, continually battles to be taken as seriously as the boys who surround her. When 12-year-old Mukhsin comes to stay for the summer holidays they find themselves becoming close friends.
Yasmin Ahmed’s gentle feature contains some wonderfully captivating performances from her young cast and manages to capture both the humour and emotions of her young characters in a deft and un-patronising manner.
The screening on Nov 4 will be introduced by Andy Willis, Senior Visiting Curator, Film at HOME.