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Ah Ma

Anthony Chen Singapore, 2007

Daniel Polsby's rating of the film Grandma

I'm surprised that this was a festival selection, much less a Cannes selection, much less given an award of distinction there. There's just not a lot here, folks. Script? Non-existent. Acting? Passable in places, bad in others. Mise-en-scene savvy? Negligible. I suppose I could forgive all of these deficits somehow if the film showed us anything new/surprising/true about the situation; but I can't say it does.