Oscars: Singapore Selects 'Sayang Disayang' as Foreign-Language Candidate

Sayang Disayang Still - H 2014

Sayang Disayang Still - H 2014

Sanif Olek's Malay-language drama premiered at the Southeast Asian film festival in May

Sayang Disayang has been selected as Singapore's candidate for the best foreign-language category at the 2015 Oscars, the Singapore Film Commission has announced. 

The Malay-language film is the debut feature from Sanif Olek and premiered as the closing film of the Southeast Asian film festival held in Singapore in May. 

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Sayang Disayang tells the story of a migrant live-in nurse and the bitter elderly man she has to look after. The film stars prominent Malaysian actor Rahim Razali and Singaporean actress Aidli Mosbit.

Sayang Disayang is the first Malay-language to be selected by Singapore for Oscar consideration. Last year, Singapore chose the Chinese- and English-language film Ilo Ilo.  

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