2006. Malaysia. Deepak Kumaran Menon. 98 min.
Friday, November 23, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2006. Malaysia. Directed by Deepak Kumaran Menon. With Ramesh Kumar, Dhaarshini Sankran, Kalpana Sundrai. One of Asia's largest cities, Kuala Lumpur exhibits growing pains as it pushes outward, consuming once undesirable neighborhoods through gentrification. This insightful look at how one Tamil family copes with the impending doom of urbanization beautifully captures the rhythms and sounds of daily life. Without a trace of sentimentality, the film gets under the skin of the individual family members, organically unfolding their personal dreams and struggles for a better life. In English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil; English subtitles. 98 min.