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Directed by Daniel Hui

  • Singapore, Portugal 2014; 105 min
  • Original version: English
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Special Jury Award - Torino FF
    • Special Mention (International Competition) - RIDM

Press Quotes

In its unraveling narrative, this unusual, thoughtful evocation of time travel probes one of history’s most complex sites of colonialist intrigue.

Travis Jeppesen, Art Forum

[Snakeskin] acts to revise the history of the director’s homeland, Singapore, ambitiously rejoicing in the medium of film as a Chris Marker-esque agent of time travel and mythmaking, complete with a reincarnated cat.

Justin Jaeckle, Art Review

Snakeskin has a spirited soul... Its appeal is purely mysterious, elusive, able to penetrate into the subconscious of the viewers and deeply catch them.

Raffaele Meale,

Daniel Hui’s ambitious but unpretentious film accepts the complexity of Singapore's past and its multiple strains of subjectivity.

Giovanni Vimercati , Film Comment