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Imelda Goes To Singapore | 2006 | 2'35 | Tagalog

A comic reverie that features the likeness of former First Lady Imelda Marcos as a household maid in Singapore performing her favourite song, Dahil Sa Iyo. This satire on the musical genre is also a darkly political allegory of the Marcos regime.

Screening History: 30th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France, 2008); 1st Singapore Biennale (2006); Short Circuit (Singapore, 2006); Cogcollective showcase, Painkiller For My Foreign Body (London, United Kingdom, 2007)

Brian Gothong Tan
Born in 1980, Brian Gothong Tan is best known for his cutting-edge and highly engaging multimedia works in theatre, film and installation art. He graduated from the California Institute of the Arts in 2005 under the Shell-National Arts Council Scholarship. He represented Singapore in the cultural segment of the Commonwealth Games at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and was the youngest artist participating in the Singapore Biennale in 2006 with his installation, We Live In A Dangerous World. Pleasure Factory (2007), a film for which he was the Director of Photography and Chief Editor, was screened in Cannes Film Festival 2007 under the Un Certain Regard section. He has just finished directing his first feature film, Invisible Children, in March 2008.

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