SFS Heritage Talkies #2 - RETURN TO NOSTALGIA


The Singapore Film Society welcomes 2017 with a new initiative – the SFS Heritage Talkies! This series aim to share local and regional films, with a heritage perspective, to complement with the Singapore Heritage Short Film Competition programme.

After a successful first screening of HOMECOMING, directed by He Shuming, the programme continues with a Malaysian documentary, RETURN TO NOSTALGIA, directed by Woo Ming Jin, whereby he and his team search for a lost Malaysian classic film, Seruan Merdeka.

There will be a post-screening dialogue with key interviewees in the film.


Total running time - 50 minutes.

Film rating - PG

Director – Woo Ming Jin

Filmmaker Woo Ming Jin and his crew travel across the peninsula of Malaysia and Singapore in search of the lost film Seruan Merdeka (1947). Seruan Merdeka is the first post World War II film made in Malaya. It is also the first film in the history of Malaysian cinema to feature a biracial cast of Malays and Chinese. While gradually uncovering information about the lost film, a doorway into one of Malaya’s most turbulent times – the Japanese Occupation – is revealed. In their recollection of the past, the crew gathers together testimonies and interviews from locals across all races and walks of life in an effort to examine the country’s history. Long forgotten memories of abandoned theatres, unspoken histories and lost films are brought to the surface in a startling confrontation between cinema and reality.

Youtube Trailer Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THb03iBAB9c
Images courtesy of Greenlight Pictures
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Sun Feb 19, 2017
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM SGT
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