A Wicked Tale

  • 46'
  • Singapore
  • 2005
The story is familiar enough. The film maker allowed his imagination to run riot on the story of Little Red Riding Hood, the European fairy-tale that was written down by Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm. The dark, sexual and murderous undertone of the story was radically censored in later versions of the story, when it was primarily intended as bedtime reading for little children. Tzang Merwyn T. did not only reverse that censorship in his unbridled version, he also used ingredients from cult, horror and splatter genres to turn the undertone into an overtone.It was a striking choice for an Asian film maker to have Europeans playing the role. A European fairy-tale with a European cast, yet the film evokes an Asian mood. Probably because the maker did not allow himself to be hindered by European traditions. (GjZ)
Directors
Selvam TZANG Merwyn Tiong & Dass, Tzang Merwyn Tong
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Singapore
Production Year
2005
Festival Edition
IFFR 2005
Length
46'
Medium
Betacam SP PAL
Language
English
Producers
INRI studio, Tzang Merwyn Tong, Armen Rizal Rahman, Faber Image, Selvam Dass
Screenplay
Tzang Merwyn Tong
Cinematography
Selvam Dass
Editor
Selvam Dass, Tzang Merwyn Tong
Production Design
Tzang Merwyn Tong
Music
Armen Rizal Rahman
Website
http://www.tzangisth.net/tzaintes www.inristudio.com/wick