Saudade (2020)

  • March 3, 2022 | 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM | Thursday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Director: Russell Morton
Runtime: 20 minutes
Country: Singapore
Language: Kristang with English subtitles

Remnants of the past linger on: a repertoire of the Jinkli Nona, a traditional courting song performed by Portuguese Eurasians, dissolves into the shadows, a Eurasian fisherman reminisces about the abundant shrimp harvests from time past, and a ghostly phantasmagoria of Malayan folklore floods the screen. Told in the form of a triptych, Saudade breathes life into the mesmerising traditions of the Kristang, the Portuguese creole community in Singapore—one slipping through the flows of urban migration and modernisation.


This film is part of the Reframe: INLAND, ISLAND Online Programme 
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