Language: English, Malay, Tamil, Mandarin
Running time: 81 minutes
Directed by Marc X. Grigoroff
Starring Kelly Lim, Ravi Kumar, Zaidi Ibrahim, Mastura Ahmad, Zarina Safuan, Siti Aisyah Masgot, Chun Kong Chaar
SALAWATI – Synopsis
“Death is the Ultimate Reality.”
‘Salawati’ is the story of a 12-year-old Singaporean-Malay girl who has just witnessed the drowning of her brother. Wati, who cannot swim, begs a man to help, but he ignores her pleas. Her mother tries to hold the family together, while her father struggles to control his misdirected anger, even as he seeks refuge in Islam. Wati’s story is intertwined with a hard-drinking Indian courier and a Chinese man consumed by career goals. Apparently, each man played a role in the death of her brother, and as Wati begins to follow them, the mystery deepens. Finally, a haunting sequence illuminates the events surrounding her brother’s death, and Wati is left with a choice that will change the lives of everyone. ‘Salawati’ explores the fragile nature of human relationships and calls into question our notions of morality, mercy, revenge and forgiveness.