"Love Conquers All"
Directed by Tan Chui Mui
Filmmaker Tan Chui-mui won the Tiger Award at the 2007
Rotterdam Film Festival for directing this Malaysian indie drama about the
foibles of modern romance as told from a distinctly female perspective. A
pretty young woman (Ong Li Whei) leaves her boyfriend in rural Penang to
work at her aunt's broken-down restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. Amidst the hustle
of big city life, she meets your archetypal bad boy (Stephen Chuah) and
falls for him and his flashy lifestyle before a harsh reality sets in.
Produced by Amir Muhammad (The Big Durian). Malay, Mandarin, and
Cantonese with English subtitles. 90 minutes.