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Asian Restored Classics 2017


Fri Sep 8 2017, 8:00pm
Sun Sep 10 2017, 5:30pm

Where: National Museum Of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road , Museum, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

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A specially curated programme by Asian Film Archive, the Asian Restored Classics 2017 will premiere the best of Asian cinema through 12 restored classics. These films will be screened across two weekends this year.

These Asian masterpieces include Tapei Story (1985, Taipei), The Surrogate Woman (1987, South Korea), Senninbari (1937, Japan), Carmen Comes Home (1951, Japan), Fist of Fury (1972, Hong Kong), Pyaasa (1957, India), The Nights of Zayandeh-Road (1990, Iran), Ring of Fury (1973, Singapore), Santi-Vina (1954, Thailand), Tiga Dara (1956, Indonesia), Mya Ga Naing (1934, Myanmar), Genghis Khan (1950, Philippines).

Tickets to see these twelve timeless restored masterpieces in their original glory are available via SISTIC online booking, phone booking and at all SISTIC outlets.

For more information, please visit Asian Film Archive website.

8 Sep 2017, 8pm
Ring of Fury (1973, Singapore)
Director: Tony Yeow and James Sebastian
Runtime: 78 minutes
Language: Mandarin (with English subtitles)
Rating: PG (Some Violence)
A humble noodle-seller refuses to pay protection fees to a gang of thugs, resulting in tragedy befalling his family and loved one. To exact revenge, he learns martial arts to deal with the gang led by a mysterious man in an iron mask. Inspired by the kungfu craze sparked by Bruce Lee in the 1970s, Ring of Fury is Singapore’s first and only martial arts film featuring local karate master, Peter Chong.

9 Sep 2017, 4pm
Santi-Vina (1954, Thailand)
Director: Thavi Na Bangchang
Runtime: 114 minutes
Language: Thai (with English subtitles)
Rating: PG
Santi, a blind boy, and Vina, a strong and outspoken girl, are childhood sweethearts whose love for each other blossoms through their growing years. Krai, who vies for Vina’s heart is determined to keep them apart. The karmic love triangle eventually leads to a tragic yet miraculous end.

9 Sep 2017, 7:30pm
Tiga Dara (Three Maidens, 1956, Indonesia)
Director: Usmar Ismail
Runtime: 115 minutes
Language: Bahasa Indonesia (with English subtitles)
Rating: PG
A trio of eligible, single sisters live with their widowed father and ageing grandmother, who is more than eager to marry them off. Nunung, the eldest at 29, prefers to stay home to run the house while her younger siblings, Nana and Nenny, flirtatiously party outside. When Nunung unintentionally attracts a suitor, she ends of competing for his affection with her own sister, sparking off a riotous comedy of errors.

10 Sep 2017, 3pm
Mya Ga Naing (The Emerald Jungle, 1934, Myanmar)
Director: Maung Tin Maung
Runtime: 97 minutes
Language: Burmese (with English subtitles)
Rating: PG
A young man from Rangoon rescues the granddaughter of a sawmill owner from an accident in the jungle. It was love at first sight for the two. However, the man gets caught in a series of unfortunate circumstances involving both sides of the law, thereby complicating his relationship with his new love and her grandfather.

10 Sep 2017, 5:30pm
Genghis Khan (1950, Philippines)
Director: Manuel Conde Runtime: 88 minutes
Language: Tagalog (with English subtitles)
Rating: PG (Battle Scenes)
Genghis Khan follows the eponymous leader of the Mongols in his adolescence, when he was known as Temujin, and the adventures that led to him ascending the throne. His humour and intelligence sees him emerging victorious against his opponents, winning the Man of Men contest, restoring his demolished hometown, and even winning the heart of the enemy commander’s daughter.

Presented by Asian Film Archive.