A Malaysian made movie by the best director Yasmin Ahmad that was released in March, 2009. Although there were the movie premiere in my school, I was stupid enough not to grab the chance. Hence, when a friend asked whether I want a copy of the downloaded movie, I agreed instantly. I haven't got a clue what the content of the movie, as I did not do research on it. But from the title itself, it has to be about time and talent.
A school teacher, who is herself a great performer, is organising an inter-school talentime. Through the days of auditions, rehearsals and preparations, the characters get embroiled in a world of heightened emotions-ambition, jealousy, human comedy, romance, heartbreak-all of which culminate in a day of great music and performances.
The director did mention that the idea behind the movie is that as human, we have to go through a lot of pain and some measure of suffering before we can reach greater heights. It sounds like a chinese proverb, 先苦后甜. For me, the movie is like an instant movie-it include all the sorts of emotions, in a movie. It doesn't matter that most part of the movie is centered on teenagers's feelings, as I think these emotions will come again and again when people grow older. People will always go through a lot of pain and sufferings-the only difference will be the cause of the pain and sufferings that we will go through.
Like all of her other movies and adverts, I think this baby product of Yasmin Ahmad really reflected the reality in Malaysia. But these sentimental look into human's emotions, the matters of the heart and the concept of love, is the main thing that captured the viewer's heart. I cried a lot when I watched the film. To tell you the truth, I cried when I watched Yasmin's piece of work-whether it's a film or an advert.
By the way, the music in this movie are awesome!