30.09. - 09.10.2021

A Yellow Bird Singapore, France 2016 | 112 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

K. Rajagopal

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.

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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.
Original title: A Yellow Bird
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English, Mandarin, Tamilian
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: K. Rajagopal
Screenplay: Jeremy Chua, K. Rajagopal
Cast: Sivakumar Palakrishnan, Huang Lu, Seema Biswas, Udaya Soundari, Nithiyia Rao, Indra Chandran
Producer: Fran Borgia, Claire Lajoumard, Jeremy Chua
Director of Photography: Michael Zaw
Production Design: James Page
Editor: Fran Borgia
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
Printsource: Alpha Violet
German Distributor:
World Sales: Alpha Violet
Production: Akanga Film Asia, Acrobates Films
Contact: Keiko Funato, Alpha Violet:


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