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A Yellow Bird

OT: A Yellow Bird

K. Rajagopal // Singapore, France, 2016
Fiction Feature // FF2016



After 8 years in jail, Siva is released onto the streets of Singapore, his home city, which nonetheless shows him little pity. Looking for his ex-wife and daughter, he comes up against walls of silence and closed doors at least as impenetrable as the walls of his former prison. Caught between arbitrary bureaucracy and everyday racism, Siva, who is of Indian origin, tries stoically to find a foothold and renew contact with his former life. As a day labourer in a funeral chapel he meets Chen Chen, who is Chinese, and protects her on their shared path through the shady underside of the glittering metropolis.


K. Rajagopal (*1965) is a director, screenplay author and actor. His shorts and features are regularly seen at international festivals. A Yellow Bird premiered in the Semaine de la Critique series at Cannes.



A Yellow Bird

Fiction Feature

English, Mandarin, Tamil

Asia Express//FF2016

Singapore, France


112 min

OV with English subtitles

K. Rajagopal

Jeremy Chua, K. Rajagopal

Sivakumar Palakrishnan, Huang Lu, Seema Biswas, Udaya Soundari, Nithiyia Rao, Indra Chandran

Fran Borgia, Claire Lajoumard, Jeremy Chua

Michael Zaw

Fran Borgia

James Page

Alpha Violet

Akanga Film Asia, Acrobates Films

Keiko Funato, Alpha Violet: keiko@alphaviolet.com

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