The Old Garden

Thanks to LW for extending the invite to me =)

Media screening last night was held at Cineleisure. Arrived early, walked around trying to find the counter to get my tickets.

The invite said screening starts at 7pm.

Was only at 6.50pm when the organisers arrived and setup the booth.

Got my tickets, went in to grab good seats since it was free seating.

No movie trailers while waiting for the movie to start. All we saw on the big screen up there, was one that says “Cathay wishes all a happy and prosperous new year” or something along that line. Boring wait.

Screening finally started at 7.20pm. Having watched the trailer and read a bit on the plot, I had quite high expectations of the show.

The storyline is about this guy who’s a revolutionist. Met an ex-revolutionist lady while he was on the run, and they fell in love. They lived together for a few months, he left to settle some revolutionary stuff. Sadly, he got caught by the police. Supposedly given a life sentence, he was released 16 yrs 8 months later. While searching for the lady, he discovered a “shocking” truth (That’s what the site said) . But I couldn’t sense any “shock” from the show. And it wasn’t much of a love story between the two as what I had expected it to be.

1hr 52mins is too draggy. Almost dozed off in the middle of the show, when there was about 1 min of black screen. Yes.. the black screen was part of the movie itself. But total darkness, without any dialogue, seems wrong.

I’d be a spoiler if I reveal what “shocking” truth it was, all I can say is, not worth watching if you don’t like revolutionary movies. There are quite a few disturbing scenes as well. Probably still worth renting of the DVD when it appears in the market.

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