Commissioned for the 2011 Singapore Biennale, the meaning of style qualifies as the shortest, most perfectly formed film in the Tiger Shorts competition. Shot with Malaysian skinheads in Penang, it’s a meditative fantasy on signs, signals and butterflies, leading to pointed reflections on ‘the relationship between British colonial history and popular culture in South-East Asia’, says its maker, and to quote Jose Da Silva: ‘Fuck, it’s beautiful.’

Filmmaker
Phil Collins
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Malaysia
Year
2012
Medium
HDcam
Length
5’
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Phil Collins, Fran Borgia
Production Company
Shady Lane Productions, Akanga Film Asia
Sales
Shady Lane Productions