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Perspectives Film Festival 2008 (non-SFS event)

When 31 March 2008 (Monday) - 4 April 2008 (Friday)
Where National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre
93 Stamford Road Singapore 178897
Admission

$7 per screening ($6 Concession Rate).

No admission for infants in arms and children below six years old. Tickets are required for all patrons (Except for free outdoor screening on 04 April 2008). Concession rates are available to students, seniors, NSF, National Museum Members. Passes have to be presented when purchasing tickets.

 

Bask in the nostalgia of the good old days, when bell-bottoms were fashionable and going to the movies was indulgent.

From 31st March to 4th of April at the National Museum of Singapore, Perspectives '08 presents the classics from the Golden Era of Singapore cinematic history. Over a period of five days, be touched, inspired and entertained by the imaginative works of yesteryear.

Get ready your pen and paper, as the films dispense pointers on living a good life. Come laugh, cry, scream and sigh with us!

About the Festival
Perspectives Film Festival is organised by the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, NTU in partnership with the National Museum of Singapore. The student-led festival is part of the new curriculum in the school which aims to expose students to greater hands-on experience beyond the classroom.

Featured are films which had reigned Singapore's golden and most prolific
film-making period:

P. Ramlee's Seniman Bujang Lapok
Salleh Ghani's Tun Fatimah
B. N. Rao's Sumpah Pontianak
Hussain Haniff's Hang Jebat

To add on, Perspectives Film Festival will also screen Singapore's first Chinese-language film, Lion City by Yi Sui! Despite being our debut Chinese-language film, Lion City is rarely seen with its last appearance being 3 years ago at Screen Singapore 2005! Perspectives will be a chance for film lovers to catch it.

Film Screening Information

31 March 2008: Lion City
Dir: Yi Sui
1960 / Singapore / 105 min / Beta/ PG

Widely regarded as the first Chinese-language film produced in Singapore, Lion City stands out among the Malay movies in the Studio Era. A delicate romance between two young lovers from different backgrounds plays out amid political and societal change. The movie also features numerous panoramic and travelling shots of Singapore in the sixties, providing a nostalgic journey through the Singapore streets.

1 April 2008: Tun Fatimah
Dir: Salleh Ghani
1962 / Singapore / 98 min / Beta/ PG

Based on a historical personality, the film translates Tun Fatimah's drive and high-spiritedness into the eponymous character's desire to uncover the truth behind her family's unjust death. Alluding to the feminist movement, the women in the movie display resilience and a fighting spirit which rivals the men around them. The portrayal of the rowdy Portuguese also signals the director's anti-colonialism sentiments.

2 April 2008: Sumpah Pontianak
Dir: B.N. Rao
1958 / Singapore / 83 min / Beta/ PG

The third of the original trilogy made by B.N. Rao in the 1950s, Sumpah Pontianak is also the last surviving one. Originally a feared spirit in Malayan folklore, the pontianak in the film takes on an anti-hero role, protecting her daughter even as she needs to feed on the blood of the living.Despite its rubber masks and oversized fangs, the legacy of the legend of pontianak remains today, with much credit to these films,where it all began.

3 April 2008: Hang Jebat
Dir: Hussain Haniff
1960 / Singapore / 123 min / Beta/ TBA

Hang Jebat, with his unconditional love for Hang Tuah, seeks revenge on the Sultan of Malacca for the unjust execution of his blood brother. In a twist of fate, Hang Tuah who escapes the execution kills Hang Jebat under the Sultan's order. The film was controversial at the time for its heroic depiction of Hang Jebat defying the Sultan. But, it was also a box-office hit, garnering great acclaim from critics and the public alike.

4 April 2008 Free Outdoor Screening in the Museum's Stamford Garden: Seniman Bujang Lapok
Dir: P. Ramlee
1961 / Singapore / 119 min / Beta/ PG

A parody of the film-making industry in the Studio Era, Seniman Bujang Lapok chronicles the trials and tomfooleries of the three bachelors who aspire to be movie stars in this installment of the Bujang Lapok series. The humour of their struggles in their careers and lives hides the latent anxiety of the common folk in a time of rapid change. The film also brings us to the Malay Film Productions' studio at Jalan Ampas, treating the audience to rare footages of the actual Shaw Brothers production studios in Singapore.

Ticketing Information
$7 per screening ($6 Concession Rate).

No admission for infants in arms and children below six years old. Tickets are required for all patrons (Except for free outdoor screening on 04 April 2008). Concession rates are available to students, seniors, NSF, National Museum Members. Passes have to be presented when purchasing tickets.

The first 200 people to purchase tickets at the National Museum Visitor Services Counter will receive complimentary ZOUK entry passes (one ticket per pass).

Counter Sales:
Stamford Visitor Services Counter: 10 am - 7.30 pm
Canning Visitor Services Counter: 10 am - 5 pm

Online Booking: www.nationalmuseum.sg
General enquiries: (65) 6332 3659 / (65) 6332 5642

For more information & latest updates, please visit www.ntu.edu.sg/sci/perspectives