Amir Muhammad op IFFR
Amir MUHAMMAD (1972, Malaysia) studied Law but devotes himself entirely to other activities, such as writing and filmmaking. Some of his films have been banned in Malaysia. A full retrospective of his work was screened at the Pesaro Film Festival in Italy in 2008. As a writer, Amir was very successful with his socially critical non-fictional work Malaysian Politicians Say the Darndest Things (Vol 1, 2007). The book proved to be a bestseller. Amir's short film The Three is part of 15Malaysia (2009), an omnibus film that consists of 15 short films by 15 Malaysian filmmakers. Since 2007 he has been active as a publisher, which caused him to take a break from filmmaking. With Voyage to Terengganu (2016) he is back from his absence as a filmmaker.
Lips to Lips (2000), 6horts: Lost, Friday, Mona, Checkpoint, Kamunting, Pangyau (2002, short), Digital Compassion 02 (2002, segment Petrol-Parking), The Big Durian (2003), Wait (2004, short), Tokyo Magic Hour (2005), The Year of Living Vicariously (2005), Lelaki komunis terakhir/The Last Communist (2006), Village People Radio Show (2007), Susuk (2008, co-dir), Reading Room (2009, instal), Malaysian Gods (2009), 15Malaysia (2009, omnibus film), Voyage to Terengganu (2016, co-dir)