Feature documentaries are few and far between in Singapore so when I given the chance to check out Pek Siok Lian’s Mad About English, I was glad I did 🙂 It was shot quite beautifully and had a couple of really inspiring characters. Especially the 78 year-old guy who volunteers as an English speaking guide and the elderly Chinese Physician whose English is better than my Chinese on a good day.
The story wasn’t a roller coaster ride but hey, I’ve shot documentaries before and it’s not like you can direct the characters into saying lines from a script. In a nutshell, the film opens next week and I reckon every Singaporean should watch it. While Ms Pek isn’t Michael Moore, she’s told a story inspiring enough for me to want to work on my Chinese and start seriously learning French.
4 thoughts on “Mad About English”
I fully support speaking more Mandarin! Converse with me anytime! 🙂
好, 我们下次见用华语聊天吧 🙂
OMG! Its hilarious. I’ve got to catch it! And on the note of good movies.
Did you watch Hard Candy? Starring a brilliant Ellen Page before Juno.
I lurved Hard Candy!!! Hard to watch but completely enjoyed Ellen Page 🙂 Now I’m desperately looking for the movie, Once that you sms me about … can’t wait to catch that 🙂