Monday, 29 January 2018

Exceptional people: Singapore-born filmmaker Sandi Tan wins Best Director award at Sundance Film Festival

Sandi Tan (middle). Source: ST

Singapore-born filmmaker Sandi Tan won the Best Director award for World Cinema Documentary at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival held in Park City, Utah.

Tan won for the documentary Shirkers, her feature length directorial debut about previously stolen and eventually returned footage of her own 25-year-old film that would have been her first produced screenplay.

Sundance winning Shirkers (titled after the stolen film), which combines that original footage with new interviews to offer a dry yet reflective exposition on what could have been.


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