A Yellow Bird by K. Rajagopal
  •  Critic’s Week – Festival de Cannes 2016

Siva, a Singaporean Indian man, is released after spending years in prison for contraband smuggling. Unable to find forgiveness from his mother, he begins a quest to locate his ex-wife and daughter. Just as he finds solace and hope in the company of an illegal Chinese prostitute, he is confronted with an unbearable truth about his family.

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  • Festival de Cannes 2016 – 55th Critic’s Week – France Nominated for : the Grand Prize and the Golden Camera
  • 27th Singapore International Film Festival 2016 – Singapore In competition for : Silver Screen Award Best Asian Feature Film
  • 20th Vietnam Film Festival – Vietnam Best ASEAN Film Awards 2017
  • Five Flavours Asian Film Festival 2016 – Poland Nominated for : New Asian Cinema Best Film
  • Hamburg Film Festival 2016 – Germany Nominated for : Young Talent Award, Best Feature Film
  • Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2016 Nominated for : New Talent Award
  • Pacific Meridian International Film Festival of Asian-Pacific countries 2016 – Russia – In competition for the Grand Prize
  • 21st Busan International Film Festival – South Korea Official Selection
  • 47th International Film Festival of India 2016 – India Official Selection
  • Asiatica Encounters International Film Festival – Rome Official Competition
  • London East Asia Film Festival – England Official Competition
  • Morelia Film Festiva – Mexico Official Selection
  • Bangkok Asian Film Festival – Thailand Official selection
  • Luang Prabang Film Festival – Laos Official Competition
  • Crime & Punishment International Film Festival – Turkey
  • Indian Film Festival in the Hague – Netherlands
  • IFFI (International Film Festival of India) – India
  • Beijing International Film Festival – China
  • Osaka Asian Film Festival – Japan
  • Wathann Film festival – Myanmar
  • OzdiAsia Festival – Australia
  • Jaffna International Film Festival – Sri Lanka
  • Festival Tingin – Philippines
  • Asean China Film Festival – Malaysia
  • Parramasala Festival 2017 – Australia
  • Sivakumar Palakrishnan : Siva
  • Huang Lu : Chen Chen
  • Seema Biswas : The Mother
  • Udaya Soundari : Krupta (The Social Worker)
  • Nithiyia Rao : Shanti (The Wife)
  • Indra Chandran : Suseela

  • Director : K. Rajagopal
  • Delegate Producer : Fran Borgia
  • Coproducers : Claire Lajoumard / Jeremy Chua
  • Screenwriters : Jeremy Chua / K. Rajagopal
  • Cinematographer : Michael Zaw
  • Editor : Fran Borgia
  • Sound Engineer : Justin Loh
  • Sound Designer : Roman Dymny
  • Art Director : James Page
  • Set Designer : Andy Phua
  • Costume Designer : Meredith Lee
  • Colorist : Yov Moor
  • Sound Editor : Rym Debbarh-Mounir
  • VFX : Philippe Perrot

Born the 21st of September 1965 in Singapore, K. Rajagopal was a theatre comedian for about 15 years. He collaborated with well-known staging directors (William Teo, Kuo Pao Kun, Ong Ken Sen, Arifin Noer, and Krishen Jit). He appeared as King Lear in The King Lear Project shown at the Brussels and Singapore Art Festivals in 2008. In the present day, he has directed numerous documentaries and short films for Asian television channels. He won the Special Jury Prize in the Singapore International Film Festival three consecutive times with his three first short films, ‘I Can’t Sleep Tonight’ (1995), ‘The Glare’ (1996), and ‘Absence’ (1997). In 2010, the National Singapore Museum organized a retrospective of his films.

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