This is a discussion on Asian Film Archive presents: Asian Restored Classics within the Events, Meetups & Gatherings forum, part of the Community Lounge category; Restored under its specially curated programme, Asian Restored Classics (ARC) 2016, Asian Film Archive (AFA) will be premiering the timeless ...
Restored under its specially curated programme, Asian Restored Classics (ARC) 2016, Asian Film Archive (AFA) will be premiering the timeless Gado Gado and A Better Tomorrow at the Capitol Theatre on 27 August, along with five other Asian masterpieces.
Filled with historical milestones, Gado Gado is the only musical variety short film from the Cathay-Keris catalogue and is one of the 91 surviving Malay classics film titles made during Singapore’s Golden Cinema era from 1950s – 1970s. While John Woo ushered in the genre of the heroic bloodshed with A Better Tomorrow and redefined Hong Kong cinema for audiences worldwide.
Other films to be showcased include: Dragon Inn (25 August, 8pm), RAN (26 August, 8pm), Kakabakaba Ka ? (Does your heart beat faster?) (27 August, 3.50pm), Tosuni: The Birth of Happiness (28 August, 2pm), Charulata (28 August, 5pm).
Tickets will be available via SISTIC online booking, phone booking and at all SISTIC Outlets.
Visit arc.asianfilmarchive.org for more information on the films.
Gado Gado (1961, Singapore)
Directed by: S. Roomai Noor, 37 min
Screening on: 27 August 2016, 3pm
Wahid, who hails from the village, is persuaded by his girlfriend Rahmah to find a job in the city. He encounters a host of colourful characters along the way and gets caught in absurd job situations that end in hilarity.
A Better Tomorrow 英雄本色 (1986, Hong Kong)
Directed by: John Woo, 123 min
Screening on: 27 August 2016, 8pm
A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.