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.
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.
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.