A tapestry of stories woven around the themes of love, hope and destiny. The different characters lead separate lives but are bound by a common desire–to be with their loved one. Theresa Chan, a courageous deaf and blind woman whose story inspired the film, is the only non-fictitious character.
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The story of Theresa is incredibly moving- more than enough reason to watch. The creative structure of the film, with its other threads, is also interesting, but ultimately is a distraction. Sometimes simple is best.
Tainted love. Tainted by loss, death, regret, voyeurism, and abandonment. Khoo's reflective and near silent film captures love in its most hurtful incarnations with maturity, grace and minimalist capture. Well worth rediscovering.
it is unusually attractive and i did enjoy it, but like other reviews have pointed out, it is a little too restrained and only touches the tip of the emotional outburst waiting to reveal itself......there is a beauty in silence and restraint but at times it felt a little stretched out.
An overly ambitious number of disparate elements, hamfisted together in a contrived and ultimately unconvincing attempt at coherence. Moments of staggering cinematic beauty alongside distractingly tacky video editing... Deeply touching character studies intercut with weak and insubstantial "parallel plots"... The one consistency being, sadly, the cheaply sentimental piano theme. An amateurish. disappointing misfire.