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Ruan Lingyu's The Goddess -  阮玲玉 《神女》默片音乐会


Sat Feb 15 2014, 5:00pm

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall , 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

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"Shen Nu (The Goddess) could be considered the best film made in the 1930s. I really love that can see in it the real meaning of life" – Chen Kaige, 2005

A tale about a mother's selfless love for her son, The Goddess is one of the best known films from the golden age of Chinese cinema, and stars Shanghai silent film legend Ruan Lingyu as the devoted mother.

A self-sacrificing mother sells herself to care for her infant son and ends up working under a gangster, who forces her back on the streets when she attempts to flee and make an honest living. As her son starts going to school, she begins hiding money away for his school fees, but this gets stolen by the gangster. At her wit's end, she is forced to take drastic action.

Led by Cultural Medallion 2013 recipient and Music Director Tsung Yeh, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra performs to a screening of this classic silent film, with music specially composed and rearranged by established Singapore composer Law Wai Lun.

Co-produced by Esplanade Theatres on the Bay and Singapore Chinese Orchestra.