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Absence | 1997 | 19'56 | English, Tamil, Malayalam

After a family patriarch’s passing, mother and son set off on different paths to cope with the loss. While the mother finds solace in religion and prayers, the son expresses himself through art. Unbeknownst to them, they are set on a collision course with one another, with life-altering consequences.

Screening History: Special Jury Award, 10th Singapore International Film Festival (1997); 3rd Singapore Short Cuts (2006)

K. Rajagopal
K. Rajagopal is the only filmmaker so far to have ever won the Special Jury Award at the Singapore International Film Festival for three consecutive years (1995 – 1997). He has immense experience as a theatrical actor, and has worked alongside veteran actors like Lim Kay Siu, Neo Swee Lin and Ivan Heng. Rajagopal is also a freelance television drama director. His latest project is Anita's Complaint, an adaptation of Simon Tay's Sita's Complaint for the Singapore Short Stories Project Season 3 on the local television channel, Arts Central.

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