WIND

by Saw Tiong Guan
WIND - WIND

Informations

Nation: Malaysia, Hong Kong

Year: 2016

Length: 33'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Christopher Doyle has lived an extraordinary life: after leaving the Australian desert for the ocean, he has voyaged throughout the world, worked as a sailor and a well-digger, and lived in a kibbutz. This adventurous life led him to Taiwan, where, at thirty-two years of age, he picked up a movie camera for the first time and became one of contemporary cinema’s most famous and sought-after directors of photography, collaborating with directors such as Wong Kar-wai, Gus Van Sant, James Ivory and Neil Jordan. In this movie, he sits in front of the camera and tells the story of his life through memories, images and reflections. [rm]

Director

Saw Tiong Guan

Saw  Tiong Guan

Saw Tiong Guan (Malaysia, 1980) has had a passion for cinema ever since he worked in a video store in his youth. After receiving his law degree (a subject he still teaches), he continued his education in the world of film, receiving a PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2011. He debuted as a director in 2007 with the short G16 G17, which received an award at the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival and in 2013 he directed and produced the documentary Past Present.

Filmography:
G16 G17 (cm, 2007), Past Present (doc., 2013), Wind (cm, doc., 2016).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Saw Tiong Guan
fotografia, interprete/cinematography, cast
Christopher Doyle
montaggio/film editing
Lim Chee Yong, Fu Hsien Loong
produttori/producers
Christopher Doyle, Saw Tiong Guan


contatti/contacts
Saw Tiong Guan
saw_tiongguan@hotmail.com

Director statement

“Chris’ life experiences inspired me twelve years ago when I was at a crossroad, deciding what I should do with my life and Wind was filmed last year, at the lowest point of my life. Chris not only inspired me, he helped me through making this film together. Wind is thus a celebration of the power of filmmaking and film. And we would like to share it with children who need inspiration and help.”

Synopsis Learn more

Christopher Doyle has lived an extraordinary life: after leaving the Australian desert for the ocean, he has voyaged throughout the world, worked as a sailor and a well-digger, and lived in a kibbutz. This adventurous life led him to Taiwan, where, at thirty-two years of age, he picked up a movie camera for the first time and became one of contemporary cinema’s most famous and sought-after directors of photography, collaborating with directors such as Wong Kar-wai, Gus Van Sant, James Ivory and Neil Jordan. In this movie, he sits in front of the camera and tells the story of his life through memories, images and reflections. [rm]

Director All about direction

Saw Tiong Guan

Saw  Tiong Guan

Saw Tiong Guan (Malaysia, 1980) has had a passion for cinema ever since he worked in a video store in his youth. After receiving his law degree (a subject he still teaches), he continued his education in the world of film, receiving a PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2011. He debuted as a director in 2007 with the short G16 G17, which received an award at the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival and in 2013 he directed and produced the documentary Past Present.

Filmography:
G16 G17 (cm, 2007), Past Present (doc., 2013), Wind (cm, doc., 2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Saw Tiong Guan
fotografia, interprete/cinematography, cast
Christopher Doyle
montaggio/film editing
Lim Chee Yong, Fu Hsien Loong
produttori/producers
Christopher Doyle, Saw Tiong Guan


contatti/contacts
Saw Tiong Guan
saw_tiongguan@hotmail.com

Director statement Read more

“Chris’ life experiences inspired me twelve years ago when I was at a crossroad, deciding what I should do with my life and Wind was filmed last year, at the lowest point of my life. Chris not only inspired me, he helped me through making this film together. Wind is thus a celebration of the power of filmmaking and film. And we would like to share it with children who need inspiration and help.”