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National Museum of Singapore Presents Celebrated Cantonese Films!

By InCinemas  /  09 Oct 2013 (Wednesday)
This October, the National Museum of Singapore presents the most celebrated Cantonese films through a retrospective of the Kong Ngee Company!

Come experience and enjoy the classic films from the 1950s and 1960s!

The National Museum of Singapore is proud to present the films of the Kong Ngee Film Company, a film studio started by two Singaporean brothers that went on to become a trailblazer in the Cantonese film industry.

The Story of Kong Ngee Films Screenings
Date: 10 - 20 October 2013
Venue: National Museum of Singapore's Gallery Theatre
Ticket Price: $9
(Films screen in Cantonese with English & Mandarin Subtitles)

(Purchase your tickets at Sistic!)

The Story of Kong Ngee will feature 15 iconic Cantonese films from the 1950s and 1960s celebrating the glorious journey of the Kong Ngee Film Company. Charting the studio’s rise and fall, the films demonstrate Kong Ngee’s unique artistic heritage through films that were wildly popular with the growing middle class and launched the careers of many movie stars like Patrick Tse Yin and Patsy Kar Ling.

From detective mysteries to melodramas and romantic comedies, Kong Ngee films reflected an exuberant modernity, and are sophisticated yet candid reflections of urban life in the 1950s and 1960s. The films dealt with universal themes such as vengeance (The Rouge Tigress, 1955) and interracial love (Blood Stains the Valley of Love, 1957) in a style and manner ahead of its time, telling stories and building characters that the masses could relate to. The studio was also famed for its trademark Hollywood-inspired (Dial 999 for Murder, 1956 and The Seventh Heaven, 1956) and “odd-couple” (The Quarrelsome Couple, 1959 and My Intimate Partners, 1960) films.
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