[Read! Fest 2019] Film Screening: Istanbul Aku Datang (2012, Malaysia)

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Teens, Adults, 50 and above
  • Category: 50plus, Arts, Health & Wellness, Heritage, Singapore & S.E.A, Other Happenings
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Sat, Jul 6, 2019 7:30 PM (GMT+8)

National Library

Level 16 - The Pod

100 Victoria Street National Library Board

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  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Teens, Adults, 50 and above

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PG | Colour | Malay | English subtitles | 94 min | Post-screening talk in English by Siti Hazirah​
Director: Bernard Chauly


Dian travels to Istanbul in hopes of convincing her medical student boyfriend Azad to propose to her. She rents an apartment, not knowing that it is also leased to Harris, a shy artist. With no money for another place, she attempts to hide her unexpected roommate away from her boyfriend.

Admission is free and registration is required. Seats will not be reserved for latecomers.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/aDnW7UfTzfY?t=2



Post-screening Talk: Romantic or Pathetic? The Spectre of the Lovelorn Woman in Popular Malay Film

About the Speaker

Siti Hazirah Mohamad is a film enthusiast with a deep interest in the various facets of Malay language and its intersection with popular culture. A graduate of the Malay Studies programme at the National University of Singapore, she was raised on a steady diet of classic Malay films which she learnt to problematise only much later. She remains intrigued by the power of moving images in shaping and reflecting society's perceptions and attitudes towards pertinent issues that affect the community.

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