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.
3.5 - the themes of isolation being dealt with in a number of situations, whether it be due to actual physical ailment (blindness and deafness), societal norms regarding standards of beauty or one's sexuality were, overall, wonderfully assessed. voyeurism, sound editing highlighting ambient noise and a distinct lack of dialogue truly illuminate the idea of alienation and separation.