Empty Heart Nanyang Technological University, School of Art Design and Media 24 Films, 24 Film-makers, 24th November
CM says, 'Loo is enchanting on the big screen.'
And two of my favorite 'enchanting' mood shots:
Loo is an over-grown boy in the picture - how else does one explain the baby-fat and dispassionate scrutiny in his eyes?
Loo is a man who's witnessed the demise of his lover, not by the ill-arrangement of fate but the puzzling reality of impermanence. He is disconcerted, but he looks at the flashing images on the television set that brings him to their - his, her - favorite places, now merely geographical reminders of a common history. Is there such a thing as an accurate recollection?
He says, "I cannot remember anything about that night. At all." I laughed into the telephone receiver, "...Perhaps it was selective. You willed yourself to forget it."
The mood on the other end of the receiver, however, was still relatively somber.