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Ghosted review

24 March 2010 2:38 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Monika Treut's Ghosted is an abject lesson in how good intentions can overwhelm a film, whatever the director's talent. Her latest production in a twenty-year career in which she's already repeatedly explored lesbian and transgender themes, Ghosted is fundamentally a very simple love story - girl finds girl, loses girl, needs to learn to move on. But for all the obvious empathy and understanding Treut lavishes on the material she wanders much too far off track with her insistence on pushing the kind of heavily weighted dialogue and symbolism that suggest this is supposed to be a narrative for the ages.

Hopping repeatedly from Taipei to Hamburg, Ghosted first introduces us to Ai-Ling (Ke-Huan Ru), newly arrived in Germany to stay with her uncle (ubiquitous character actor Jack Kao) while she investigates some sensitive family history.

Skipping forward in time, we meet artist Sophie Schmitt (TV actress Inga Busch »

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