February 6 2020

Tash Aw's latest column in The Paris Review

The latest edition of Tash Aw's column "Freeze Frame" in The Paris Review discusses the Orked trilogy by the late Malaysian filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad.

"Wrapped in the framework of a comic teen melodrama is a constantly unsettling examination of race and class distinctions in Malaysia. Watching these films again, in a country made increasingly anxious by the politicization of racial differences, I’m reminded of the confrontational quality of Ahmad’s films, of the uncomfortable nature of hearing the same things delivered on screen that people say in real life."

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