How do you think your fashion sense has evolved over the years?
The way you dress is something very personal and over the years, I’ve learnt to dress to express myself better. In terms of style, I would say that I’m quite a minimalist. Something simple always works for me. Every once in a while, I would add striking colours, accessories or even prints to give a little more edge to my outfit. Of course, comfort comes first. I have to feel good in what I wear.
What’s something you enjoy about your work?
People! The constant opportunity to collaborate with different creative minds is very rewarding. I always believe that creativity exists in not knowing and the process of creating with people is absolutely an empowering part of my growth as a filmmaker.
What are your top three, must-watch movies?
It’s really tough to pick as there are so many great films. Perhaps I’ll share some of my favourite Asian films from different decades:
1) Chungking Express by Wong Kar-Wai (1994)
2) Yi Yi by Edward Yang (2000)
3) What Time Is It There? by Tsai Ming Liang (2001)
4) Mother by Bong Joon-Ho (2009)
5) Shoplifters by Hirokazu Koreeda (2018)
If you had to give a piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be?
Someone told me this: “Don’t be afraid of failure; instead, be afraid of succeeding in things that don’t matter.” This little piece of advice has stuck with me ever since and this is exactly what I would tell my younger self.
What’s the first place you’d like to travel to once restrictions are lifted?
Japan! It’s one of the Asian countries that greatly inspires my creative mind. The richness in its artistic culture constantly draws me back to this beautiful country, not forgetting the amazing food, the people, and scenic places.