This month, the Library is hosting the Asian Film Archive’s latest exhibition, Nanyang Trilogy Restored. This exhibition gives an overview of the Nanyang Trilogy, gloriously restored, and presented 60 years after its first release. Learn about the history of the Kong Ngee Company, and how it developed its business in Singapore and Malaysia. This demonstrates the role the company played within the industry and illustrates Singapore’s ties to the region.
Film screening: “Moon Over Malaya”
Film Screening: Moon Over Malaya 椰林月 (1957) | Part of the Nanyang Trilogy RESTORED series (Asian Film Archive)
Fri 16 March 2018
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Yale-NUS Blackbox Theatre
As part of the exhibition, the Library will be screening the film “Moon Over Malaya”. The film features Ngok Ming (Patrick Tse Yin), an idealistic young man, passionate about promoting and developing education in Malaya. He approaches a wealthy Chinese businessman to raise funds for building schools and meets the young heiress, Choi-lin (Nam Hung). After a whirlwind romance, they get married. However, Ngok Ming struggles to balance his passion for education and performing his duty of managing the family business. As conflicts between the characters escalate, Ngok Ming and Choi-lin make decisions that change their lives forever.
The film also features old panoramic footage of old Singapore and Malaya.
Images courtesy of the Asian Film Archive.