singapore minstrel


  • Official Selection26th Singapore International Film Festival 2015

Roy Rayamal is the wildest busker in a country reputed for being an emotionless society. An old-time pioneer in the local scene, he creates mind-boggling acts, taking his undermined profession as a serious art – but is his faith an impossible idealism or an admirable conviction? Unravelling Roy’s busking journey and the nation’s bureaucratic reaches, the film examines what culture means through Roy’s artistic expressions. Singapore Minstrel is an invitation into Roy’s beautiful mind, a magical, trying universe where art and life dialogue in a tropical dream.

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Running time

91 minutes


Digital HD/ DCP

Key cast

Roy Rayamal, Roland Chua Kim Seng

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