- POSTED: 02 Oct 2013 17:12
This graph is an experimental feature that tracks number of views over time.
Come October 10, 15 iconic Cantonese movies from the 1950s and 1960s will be screened at the National Museum of Singapore.
SINGAPORE: Come October 10, 15 iconic Cantonese movies from the 1950s and 1960s will be screened at the National Museum of Singapore.
Featuring Hong Kong movie stars of yesteryear such as Patrick Tse Yin and Patsy Kar Ling, it is an 11-day showcase of movies made by Kong Ngee Film Company, which was started by two brothers from Singapore.
"Singaporean brothers, Ho Khee-yong and Ho Khee-siang's pioneering spirit and successful venture into motion picture production placed Singapore on the world map," said director of the National Museum of Singapore, Angelita Teo.
In a statement, the National Museum said, "Kong Ngee Company Limited had its humble beginnings in film distribution in Southeast Asia."
"The company went on to own cinema halls across the region, and in 1955, the Ho brothers made their first foray into filmmaking, under the Kong Ngee Film Company." it added.
Among the 15 films that will be shown in the retrospective are some that were shot in this region, such as "Moon Over Malaya", which may offer a glimpse of scenes from the past.
The movies, with English subtitles, will be screened at the Gallery Theatre at the National Museum of Singapore from October 10-20.
Admission is by tickets, and more information can be found at the SISTIC website.