Love Conquers All
Filmfest 2007

Isn't there a secret paradox or a dilemma in the title of the film – Love Conquers All? The classical literary phrase (from Virgil), in the context of the film, gets quite a different meaning. For Ah Ping, the protagonist, love does not have the same meaning that the classic writer meant, but is just an attempt to adapt to the traumatic reality, to take life as it is, and to make it less painful. It is quite interesting that Ah Ping's boyfriend exposes his cards at the very beginning, setting forth the most probable, often performed, and desperate development of her love story, not leaving room for any illusion. Like many other pretty girls, she will become a street prostitute, to earn money for her boyfriend. She does not have any other way than accepting the given script. Of course, theoretically, there is always some other choice – "to jump," which is several times articulated by her boyfriend. But we understand that she will never jump, will never run away from her destiny ... Susanna Harutyunyan

tags: Feature film

Cast: Coral Ong Li Whei, Stephen Chua Jyh Shyan, Leong Jiun Jiun, Ho Chi Lai


Director: Tan Chui Mui