Identity and Cinema: James Lee and the New Voice of Malaysian Cinema


Lee's film was in competition for the FIPRESCI prize and although it did not receive the award, it definitely deserves closer examination. Firstly, because James Lee is currently one of the leading young directors of independent Malaysian cinema. Secondly, the film is the first part of an exquisite film-trilogy where Lee demonstrates both a perfect cinematographic style and a unique sense of film language. And thirdly, although the jury unanimously chose another film [2], for the FIPRESCI prize, Before We Fall in Love Again was my initial favorite of all the films vying for the award.


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