USA, 2014, 79 min., Color, English, Cantonese with English subtitles
The film plays Tuesday 4/14 at 9:45pm and Thursday 4/16 at 7:15pm as part of the Dallas International Film Fest - World Cinema. Tix and information is available at dallasfilm.org
Matt Mungle - @themungle
Jasmine is the story of a grief stricken man, Leonard To, struggling to get a handle on his wife's tragic death. He spends a lot of time in group therapy sessions and walking aimlessly around the streets of Hong Kong. It has been a year and with no leads on the murderer so To begins to take matters into his own hands.
From the very start the film has a dark, film noir, almost Hitchcockian feel about it. To starts suspecting a strange man he sees lurking around his wife's grave. Not a whole lot happens in this film. There is a lot of just To walking and watching from the sidelines. You know he isn't stable and you start to wonder what is real and what is in his head. This keeps you hanging on for the big payoff at the end.
Full of paranoia, intrigue, and angst filled binges it is a decent film for those wanting a little mystery in their festival diet.