The Meaning of Style

The Meaning of Style follows no clear narrative, taking the form of a dreamlike five-minute pop music video, set to a specially created soundtrack by Welsh musicians Gruff Rhys and Y Niwl. Its spare yet visually striking scenes focus on the role of style within the skinhead subculture adopted in Malaysia.

  • Malaysia
  • 2011, 5 min
  • Director: Phil Collins
  • Director of photography: Hideho Urata
  • Editor: Shantha Kumar
  • Music: Gruff Rhys, Y Niwl
  • Producer: Fran Borgia
  • Production: Shady Lane Productions, Akanga Film Asia

Phil Collins

Phil Collins (1970, UK) is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Berlin and Cologne. Filmography: marxism today (prologue) (2010); use! value! exchange! (2010); soy mi madre (2008); zašto ne govorim srpski (na srpskom) (2008); the world won't listen (2004–07)