Guilt, love, faith, redemption & difficult choices were the most popular short films on Viddsee.
The fifth of our Top 5 of 2014 is from Malaysia, about a young bride who made a difficult choice and sacrificed her own happiness.
Her marriage wasn’t forced, nor was she arm twisted into it.
Min’s crush on her high school sweetheart Omar developed into a complicated relationship after her marriage.
Everyone else was happy except for them, but that was a choice she made to care for her ailing mum, not in her own interest.
‘Sangkar’ was the directorial debut by Sharifah Amani, a young Malaysian actress who is known for taking on unconventional roles in films by the well-loved film director, the late Yasmin Ahmad.
Sharifah stars in ‘Sangkar’ as Min.
The film was written based on a true story by Susan Bansin, as part of a storytelling project HerStory. It features five stories from Malaysian women about love, sex, and desire, with an emphasis on diversity and personal perspectives.
Here are the other four short films you loved in 2014: ‘CINtA’ by Steven Facius Winata (Indonesia), ‘As He Sleeps’ by Sheron Dayoc (Philippines), ‘Gift’ by Daniel Yam (Singapore), ‘The Brighter Day’ by Chiu Chui-Lung (Taiwan)