12 Lotus
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12 Lotus
Director Royston Tan follows his box-office success 881 with another splashy musical melodrama set in Southeast Asia. As a child, Lian Hua (Li Bao-en) dreamed of becoming a performer in Singapore's Getai shows, concerts staged the same month each year and featuring emotionally broad songs of love, life and death. However, Lian's abusive father dissuaded her from following her dreams, and while Lian never lost her love for music, her ambitions would be tied to tragedy as she grew to adulthood. As a grown woman, Lian (now played by Mindee Ong) still loves Getai music, and finally seems… More