Accessing the Archive

A film archive is an institution that seeks to preserve both our cinematic heritage and our collective memory. But how is an archive’s collection developed for present and future audiences?

Accessing the Archive invites the audience to discover some of the gems from the Asian Film Archive Collection. This section considers the value of film preservation through the significant acquisitions and newly restored works that the AFA has undertaken since its founding in 2005.

Batch ’81 (1982)
DIRECTED BY MIKE DE LEON
98 MIN | PHILIPPINES | RATING NC16 (SOME VIOLENCE AND COARSE LANGUAGE)
TAGALOG, ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Letter to an Angel (1994)
SURAT UNTUK BIDADARI
DIRECTED BY GARIN NUGROHO
118 MIN | INDONESIA | RATING NC16 (SOME VIOLENCE AND DISTURBING SCENES)
INDONESIAN, SUMBANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Pinoy Sunday (2010)
TÁIBĚI XĪNGQÍTIĀN 台北星期天
DIRECTED BY WI DING HO
83 MIN | TAIWAN | RATING PG
TAGALOG, MANDARIN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES AND CHINESE SUBTITLES
Yasmin-san (2017)
SINGAPORE PREMIERE
DIRECTED BY EDMUND YEO
70 MIN | MALAYSIA | RATING TBA
MALAY, JAPANESE, MANDARIN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
I Want To Live (1970)
AKU MAHU HIDUP
WORLD PREMIERE
DIRECTED BY M. AMIN
98 MIN | SINGAPORE | RATING PG
MALAY WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Lips to Lips (2000)
DIRECTED BY AMIR MUHAMMAD
96 MIN | MALAYSIA | RATING TBA
ENGLISH, MALAY WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Miss Wonton (2001)
YÚNTŪN XIǍOJIĚ 云吞小姐
DIRECTED BY MENG ONG
88 MIN | SINGAPORE, USA | RATING PG
MANDARIN AND ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Jewel in the Slum (1952)
PERMATA DI PERLIMBAHAN
WORLD PREMIERE
DIRECTED BY HAJI MAHADI
107 MIN | SINGAPORE | RATING TBA
MALAY WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Oxhide (2005)
NIÚ PÍ 牛皮
DIRECTED BY LIU JIAYIN
110 MIN | CHINA | RATING PG
MANDARIN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

SHORT FILM PROGRAMME

Shorts from the Collection (1990-2010)
Sink (2009)
DIRECTED BY KIRSTEN TAN
11 MIN | SINGAPORE, thailand | RATING PG
NO DIALOGUE
Tawidgutom (2004)
DIRECTED BY JOHN TORRES
3 MIN | PHILIPPINES | RATING TBA
FILIPINO WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
In Space (2010)
สูญญากาศ
DIRECTED BY VISRA VICHIT-VADAKAN
16 MIN | THAILAND, USA | RATING PG
THAI WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
The Modern Pirate and the Girl (2007)
現代の海賊と女
DIRECTED BY DAISUKE MIYAZAKI
5 MIN | JAPAN | RATING TBA
JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Surabaya Johnny (1990)
SINGAPORE PREMIERE
DIRECTED BY DAIN SAID
22 MIN | MALAYSIA, UK | RATING TBA
ENGLISH
Sonata Kampung Bata (1994)
SINGAPORE PREMIERE
SONATA OF THE BRICK VILLAGE
DIRECTED BY RIRI RIZA
14 MIN | INDONESIA | RATING TBA
INDONESIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Respire(2005)
呼吸
DIRECTED BY WI DING HO
14 MIN | TAIWAN | RATING TBA
MANDARIN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES