THE AWARD-WINNING film adaptation of Penangite Tan Twan Eng’s The Garden of Evening Mists – now showing in Malaysian cinemas – entangles protagonists Teoh Yun Ling, the lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp, and Nakamura Aritomo, an exiled former gardener of the Japanese emperor, in a cross-cultural romance set amid troubling times on the Malayan peninsula.
Yugiri in sketches.
It is a visual poem expressing both turmoil and tranquillity.
The film is a cinematic labour of love for director Tom Lin who took on the project almost three years ago. Armed with a sizeable budget, Lin allowed for artistic freedom with ...
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