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Dirty Laundry

Kyaw Shoon Le Yee

  • Singapore
  • 2022
  • International Premiere
  • 20min
  • G
  • DCP
  • color

SYNOPSIS

In a society where women's clothes are considered dirty, Sandar hangs her skirt outside the house. In response, her Burmese neighbors criticize Sandar for her improper act and her parents for not teaching their daughter right. As tensions rise within the family, Sandar makes a bid for freedom from the traditions that pin her down.

PROGRAM NOTE

This film associates the daily routine of doing laundry with the shame of women. Sandar and her mother do the laundry every day, but they are not allowed to be in the sunshine. In this society, women’s underwear is considered dirty and should be hidden in the damp shade. Sandar has a conflict with her patriarchal father and her obedient mother. Amid their accusations, she washes her “dirty” underwear and feels ashamed. When she can’t stand this any longer, Sandar makes a decision. [SON Moa]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
219 2022-08-27 | 17:00 - 18:36 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 1    GV
423 2022-08-29 | 19:30 - 21:06 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 5    

Director

  • Kyaw Shoon Le Yee
    Writer-director Le Yee is a Myanmarese PR who grew up in Singapore, hence her unique position between two cultures and two identities. Her filmmaking approach is grounded in women-centric stories, and she uses intimate narratives to paint the many delights and struggles of womanhood in the visual form.

Credit

  • ProducerLinnet ONG
  • Cast Khine Zin Htet
  • Screenwriter Kyaw Shoon Le Yee
  • Cinematographer CHUA Xin Yun
  • Art director Muhammad Khairulameer RAMLAN
  • Editor Renee NG
  • Music Vanessa YIP
  • Sound Angel HO
  • Gaffer TEO Jun Ming

WORLD SALES

Nanyang Technological University/dirtylaundry.film2021@gmail.com​