Local film industry veteran, Dato' Rosnani Jamil is set to bid farewell to the film industry with her last film, Mawar Putih. The film, which was directed and written by Dato' Rosnani herself, marks the end of her over 6 decades journey in Malaysia’s film industry.
Rather than focusing on the box-office, Mawar Putih serves more as a memoir for the 81-year-old director’s career in the industry, as the script was also written by her late husband, Datuk Jamil Sulong, a renowned local film director.
"Mawar Putih is my last gift to the industry before I retire as a director. I am proud that at this age, I am still able to produce a film and hope that the audience will enjoy and appreciate my final touch," said Dato' Rosnani during the screening of the film at the Content Malaysia Pitching Centre recently.
Mawar Putih tells a love story between Tengku Sherina (Reen Rahim), a daughter from a royal family in Malaysia who fell in love with Irwan (Triestan Aprilian), a businessman from Indonesia. Their relationship was objected by Tengku Sherina's family who prioritises status in choosing Tengku Sherina's husband.
Dato' Rosnani Jamil, or more commonly known as Mak Nani, first stepped into the Malaysia's film industry as an actress in Lupa Daratan in 1952. After years of success, she then made her debut as a film director with Mawar Merah in 1987. Dato’ Rosnani also wrote the soundtrack for Mawar Putih titled, Kau Yang Ku Panggil Cinta in memory of her late husband, which is sung by her granddaughter, Tiesya.
Mawar Putih is set to screen on 18th August 2016 in cinemas nationwide.
Dato' Rosnani Jamil with the casts of Mawar Putih.