Short film | The Apprentice 学徒 (2011) | Indieflix exclusive

JOHN CHO // Writer-Director, Production Designer // Malaysia

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Cantonese with English subtitles.

Low Kok Kee is 67. He runs a print shop in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Foto Pak Tai has been faithfully serving the photography and printing needs of the local community since the 1940s. With the advent of the digital age and a rapidly fluctuating appetite of the young and hip, Pak Tai is a business in decline. Increasingly dependent on his longstanding arrangement that for the time-being still sees the continual patronage from law enforcement for their official photographs, Low is somewhat philosophical about the day when he will be forced to draw the curtains on Pak Tai.

Directors | Mahen Bala, We Jun
Interviewer | Alicia Goh
Interviewee | Low Kok Kee

Film festivals
Electric Shadows Project 2011 | Beijing, China | Official Selection
14th Short Shorts Film Festival and Asia 2012 | Tokyo, Japan | Official Selection and Competition | Academy-Qualifying
2nd Short Shorts Film Festival in Malaysia 2012 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Official Selection
15th Guanajuato International Film Festival 2012 | Guanajuato, Mexico | Official Selection and Competition | Opening Film
Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia’s Malaysian Shorts 2012 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Official Selection
28th Interfilm International Short Film Festival 2012 | Berlin, Germany | Official Selection
Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2013 | Seattle WA, United States of America | Official Selection

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