18 Grams of Love

Sinema is no longer at Old School but has tied up with Golden Village and is now screening indie and speciality films at various GV theatres.

To kick off this collaboration, Sinema screened 18 Grams of Love (2007) by local director Han Yew Kwang at GV Grand yesterday and I went to catch it with a friend. The director was there for a short Q&A session at the end of the film.

I was quite impressed by the movie and I must say that it’s one of the best local films I’ve ever seen. 18 Grams of Love is a charming and light-hearted comedy of errors and the plot centres around two friends who attempt to test the fidelity of their wives by writing love letters. The title is the weight of a love letter. Of course, hilarious chaos ensues.

There was a great deal of chemistry and comic timing between the four lead actors: Adam Chen, Alaric Tay, Yeo Yann Yann and Magdalene See. The movie is very funny but it also encourages the audience to think seriously about love, relationships and communication.

I enjoyed the show tremendously and would love to watch it again (my friend was watching it for the third time!) and also hope to watch Han Yew Kwang’s other films as well.


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