Rajagopal has won the Singapore International Film Festivalʼs Special Jury Prize for 3 consecutive years. I Can't Sleep Tonight (1995), The Glare (1996) and Absence (1997) have been featured at international festivals around the world. His short film was also part of the SG50 MDA commissioned omnibus film 7 Letters. His first feature film, A Yellow Bird premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016.
Hei Hei' is inspired by Clare's close relationship with dementia through observing patients and caregivers who'd suffered because of it. Our film focuses on technology impacting end-of-life care and shaping interpersonal relationships in the future.
For 'Grey', we were inspired by the tension between preserving cultural practices and digital convenience. Will traditions performed digitally still be considered as paying our respects during the traditional Taoist Qing Ming festival?
In 2020, one can now enrol dementia patients into the home to get their painful memories erased replaced with happy fantasies to be replayed on loop till the end of the patient’s life. A new nurse at the dementia home is tasked to take care of an elderly man, during which she starts to question the morality of erasing painful memories and replacing them with artificial fantasies.
Yi De follows his father for the annual Qing Ming festival in the year 2025. Throughout the day, he persistently tries to persuade his father to use a handy mobile application for the next Qing Ming festival to save trouble and time. Environmental-friendliness and instant convenience may change the practices that have been passed down for generations.