Madalena movie review: Louis Cheung, Chrissie Chau play working-class lovers in quietly melancholic Macau-set romance drama

//Madalena movie review: Louis Cheung, Chrissie Chau play working-class lovers in quietly melancholic Macau-set romance drama

Madalena movie review: Louis Cheung, Chrissie Chau play working-class lovers in quietly melancholic Macau-set romance drama

3/5 starsTwo traumatised adults find solace in each other’s company in this romantic two-hander written and directed by Emily Chan Nga-lei (Our Seventeen), who juxtaposes her working-class protagonists’ sorrows against Macau’s materialism with largely predictable, though no less heart-rending results.Madalena sees two familiar Hong Kong actors given rare naturalistic turns as the leads in a nocturnal drama. The story begins in 2008 with Louis Cheung Kai-chung playing Mada, a desperately lonely…

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