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24 Ratings


Directed by Daniel Hui
Singapore, Portugal, 2014
Documentary, Avant-Garde


In 2066, a survivor of an enigmatic cult recounts his country’s traumatic history and the events leading to the rise and fall of the cult. Ghosts from 2014 and before appear as witnesses. Part dream documentary, part city symphony, this film traces the lineage of oppression in Singapore.

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Snakeskin Directed by Daniel Hui

Critics reviews

Daniel Hui's ambitious but unpretentious film accepts the complexity of Singapore's past and its multiple strains of subjectivity... The personal recollections of ethnic minorities, film impresarios, and the ghosts of the city coalesce into a polymorphic narrative intimately lensed but told in a choral voice.
December 03, 2014
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Myths and personal histories populate the soundtrack, but as aberrations in the visuals and onscreen text become increasingly pronounced as the film proceeds, a future of both civic and cinematic ruin grows all the more unsettling as we watch as the events are set in motion by our very own hand.
April 10, 2015
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In its unraveling narrative, this unusual, thoughtful evocation of time travel probes one of history's most complex sites of colonialist intrigue.
November 15, 2014
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What are people saying?

  • CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Snakeskin

    Al margen de esos juegos sobre viajeros del tiempo, "Snakeskin" es una película testimonial. Por un lado, personajes evocando a la historia de sus naciones colonizadas, otros recordando a parientes o conocidos, y, por último, esos conocimientos propios del imaginario, sobre reencarnaciones y asuntos magico religiosos. El director intenta congregar toda una sabiduría antropológica, en vía a la reflexión.

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