All over Twitterjaya is a short trailer; Back To You, a telefilm scheduled to air on 8tv this Merdeka Day.
Back To You revolves around a mother, Xiu Min, who had to give one of her twins away due to financial constraints and her husbandâ€™s insistence.
28 years later, Xiu Minâ€™s son (the other twin) looks for his twin sister.
Eventually, he finds his sister, Sofia, who was brought up culturally and religiously different from their family.
Xiu Min, although shocked by her daughterâ€™s appearance and inability to speak Mandarin, becomes determined to learn Bahasa Malaysia in order to connect with her estranged daughter.
This story sets heavily around the endless love of a mother transcending cultures and religion.
The 2-minute trailer currently has nearly 20,000 retweets and 16,600 likes within 24 hours, the Twitterverse is definitely emotional.
finally, something i actually want to watch
â€” lilith (@wanibasrii) August 22, 2019
â€” Break up with ur gf, I’m bored (@AnumzLuna) August 23, 2019
Many Malaysians hope that other local directors will also follow suit in creating more movies like this.
Hopefully more directors… producers, content mcm ni, yg lebih dekat dengan masyarakat kita. Skang bnyk isi seperti bom jangka menunggu waktu. Hopefully this kind of telemovie will reminds us how unique we are as Malaysian.
â€” Mohd Noh Hafifie M. (@Nohbigbang) August 23, 2019
Hopefully more directors…producers, content like this, which are closer to our community. Most movies are like ticking time bombs. Hopefully this kind of telemovie will reminds us how unique we are as Malaysian
While some Malaysians shared their intercultural family stories too.
we have the same story 🙌🏻 but we donâ€™t know who it is what their name or her siblings. just know she (my late grandma) from chinese family 🙂
â€” ✈ (@whomaii) August 22, 2019
@RezElefun: This is the same story as the my late grandmother. She was given to a Malay family for adaption. My late grandmother had 13 siblings, but she was the onyl one that was given away to a Malay family.
I remember my grandmother’s face, her Chinese look, tapi cakap Nogori pekat. She was also brought up in a Malay family. I always assume that’s where my genes came from.
â€” Iffy (@crazynified) August 22, 2019
Back To You has now even sparked curiosity among Twitter users who are inspired to find their biological family as well.
My mom also was given to malay people. Until now my mom x thu siapa family Chinese. I hope i can me my uncle, grandmother and the whole family. Last jumpa, kampung Paya Bunga, Kuala Terangganu, 1964.
â€” Ben Amin (@amirulaminz1996) August 22, 2019
Watch the whole trailer here:
So mark your calendars and get a box of tissues ready this Merdeka Day at 8.30pm!