To those who have not watched Talentime, I urge all of you to grab a movie ticket in GSC Mid Valley/ Gurney this week to catch its limited rescreening.
As I watched this endearing movie directed by Yasmin Ahmad, it stirred in me an emotion I cannot help but express in tears, both painful and yet freeing.
A movie filled with slices of Malaysian life and reflecting similiar afflictions that one in a multi-racial community may endure. I walked out of the cinema not just with puffy eyes, but with my heart tugged as well.
One of the boys performed this beautiful song ‘I Go’ written by Pete Teo, that carried simple and honest words in the lyrics.
I go by Pete Teo
So long, fare thee well
The dancer and the dancing days have taken leave and fell
So turn down this bed of stone
Quench me with the deadly nightshade from the rose that you belong
The long December rain is falling now
Running down on streets to nowhere
Music is my life youre my sweetest nightingale
But I cant hear it here no more
And I go
Hush now, dont shake or break
Words have fallen silent like soldiers to the grave
No matter what they do or say
Lay me on the sleepy meadow by the tracks upon your face
If you have yet to catch any of the late Yasmin’s work, do not miss out on this chance to savour one of her last magnificent brainchild.