THE FLAME

IN OFFICIAL SELECTION AT 20th BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Directed by K. Rajagopal (Singapore)
Produced by AKANGA FILM ASIA
Co-produced by PŌTOCOL
2015

Rajagopal’s story revolves around an Indian family, whose men are loyal servants of the British Royal Air Force, as they are faced with a life-changing offer of British citizenship – a reward for their years of service. The anglophone Father is determined to follow his colonial masters back to England, while the newly-wed Son yearns to stay in Singapore. Their conflict studies the notion of state and identity as the central theme of the short story.

Director
K. Rajagopal

Rajagopal (b. 1965, Singapore) has worked on stage and in film for over fifteen years. He has collaborated with many notable theatre directors on projects such as MEDEA, MOTHER COURAGE and PRIVATE PARTS. After an 11-year hiatus, he appeared in the role of King Lear in THE KING LEAR PROJECT at the KunstenFestivaldesArts (Brussels) and the Singapore Arts Festival in 2008.

As a filmmaker, Rajagopal has won the Singapore International Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize for 3 consecutive years with I CAN’T SLEEP TONIGHT (1995), THE GLARE (1996) and ABSENCE (1997). His other films are BROTHER, commissioned by the Singapore Art Festival, THE NEW WORLD, commissioned by the National Museum of Singapore, and TIMELESS.

He also directed a segment of LUCKY 7, an exquisite corpse feature film by 7 prominent Singaporean directors.

Releases
World Premiere – Capitol Theatre, Singapore
International Premiere – 20th Busan International Film Festival, 2015

Details
Format: DCP / 5.1 surround sound
Runtime: 15 minutes
Language: Tamil, English

Cast
Sasitharan, Nithiyia Rao, N. Vighnesh

Links
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