I'm watching Wong Kar Wai's 2046 for the third time to study its unique art direction. Wong Kar Wai is known for his unconventional storytelling techniques. To most audience who are accustomed to conventional commercial movies, Wong Kar Wai's movies would be frowned upon but I love them. My favourite is (still) Chungkin Express.
I've been marinating a script for a very short film for weeks already. Marinating, as in plotting the flow of events and visualising the direction. I still haven't decided how to end the 3 minutes film but it has to be done before tomorrow because tomorrow is the destined day for me to shoot "Sebelah"
I think I'm instinctively good in narratives but I lack realism. I don't mind this fact one bit. Realism has its fair share of fans. So is the bizzare and unrealistic. I have in mind something realistic in its essence but unrealistic in its narratives. Or in other words, a 'true' story with a fictional method of storytelling. Or if summed into one word, stylised. Or experimental. Pick your poison.
It'll be my second serious short film so I'm very excited to do this! It'll also be challenging because it has to be shorter or exactly 3 minutes. How very exciting!
But the ending...! How how how lahh! Any ideas guys?
Sebelah is about a young woman who survived breast cancer but her left breast was cut off and replaced with a silicon implant. She feels ugly so she compensated her innate void by putting on heavy make up and dressing up elaborately whenever she gets out of her house. So something happened while she was out (I won't tell what) that made her rush back to her house. She then discovered that her breast implant never affected her beauty in the first place. But how will she discover this? Should I make the ending totally unrelated to her breast(s)? I think its fitting because it puts her mind off it. But I don't know..... macam mana ni?