Tuesday, August 21, 2007


James Lee, one of Malaysia's pioneer DV filmmakers, is completing his Betrayal Trilogy (comprised of Before We Fall In Love Again, Things We Do When We Fall In Love, and the final installment Waiting For Love).

You'll be surprised that while mainstream Malaysian cinema has thus far distanced itself from much of Lee's works (for numerous, although not all of them cogent, reasons), the international community has been generous in their recognition of his cinematic oeuvre, although some might contend that Lee's aesthetic trajectories and storytelling structures could be further developed.

All in all, 2007 is a most productive year for Lee, with 2 films screened thus far (the first two parts of the trilogy above) with this final chapter to be released soon after.

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