Saturday, May 31, 2008

My Magic Website, Reviews and Trailer

Thanks to resourceful friends like Ben Slater and Wisekwai, those curious about Eric Khoo's latest movie My Magic, can take a look at the trailer here

However, reviews from the trade mags whose critics have seen the movie in Cannes, gave less than stellar reviews. You can click on these links to read them: Dan Fainaru from Screen Daily, Maggie Lee from Hollywood Reporter and Derek Elley Variety. Local Filmmaker Nicholas Chee who was at Cannes, submits this report from Cannes at Sinema.

The official website can be found here and the synopsis reads
Francis (Bosco Francis) is a man at the end of his tether. The former magician often takes solace in the bottle and barely ekes a living as a cleaner in a nightclub. He has a 10-year-old son he desperately loves, but sorrow, guilt and constant inebriation have made him an ineffectual father. The son (Jathishweran) is a stoic old soul who has learned to bury his affection for his old man and to cope with his chaotic life.

A broken spirit and a single parent, Francis hopes to redeem himself and win his son's love and respect. He makes a painful - and bizarre - return to magic. An unexpected incident one night sets father and son on the road. In a dilapidated building, these two wounded souls come to terms with their love which is as deep and acute as their grief.

Hope it does reach the local shores soon so that we can take a look at it ourselves. Oh, and Mr Guo of The Storyboard pointed me to this Hollywood Reporter interview with director Eric Khoo.

1 comment:

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