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Anak Pontianak (1958) | State of Motion 2019: A Fear of Monsters

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ANAK PONTIANAK (1958)

English Title: Son of Pontianak
Director: Ramon A. Estella
Runtime: 103 min
Country: Singapore/Malaysia
Language: Malay with English subtitles
Rating: PG

An iconic regional monster, the Pontianak is commonly described as the vampire-ghost hybrid of a scorned woman who died during childbirth, often taking on the guise of a young seductress. In the film, the son of a Pontianak struggles with his supernatural instincts.

Filipino director Ramon Estella’s Anak Pontianak came on the heels of two immensely popular pontianak-themed movies first conceived by Cathay-Keris - Pontianak and Dendam Pontianak (Pontianak’s Revenge). Directed by B. N. Rao, written by Abdul Razak and released in 1957, these two films are believed to be lost. The Shaw Malay Film Productions’ Anak Pontianak may probably be the oldest Pontianak film that still exists today.

SCHEDULE
16 June, Sunday - 2pm

TO NOTE:
- All film screenings are held at Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore.
- Concession tickets apply to Students (Local & Overseas), Full-time National Servicemen (NSF), and Senior Citizens (55 years old and above).
- Please check film ratings before purchase of tickets. Please note that you may be asked to present your ID at the door (this applies to concession tickets as well).

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ABOUT A FEAR OF MONSTERS

Monsters have entertained and united us through our fear – from the genre defining Orang Minyak to the enduring image of Godzilla tearing through the streets of Tokyo – A Fear of Monsters explores the monsters that have traversed folklores and popular culture to the silver screen.

Featuring Asian horror films from the 1950s – 2000s, this programme is a cinematic continuation of AFA’s exhibition, State of Motion 2019: A Fear of Monsters.

View the full list of films here.

Getting to Oldham Theatre
Address: National Archives of Singapore, 1 Canning Rise, Singapore 179868

By Bus
Armenian Church 04142: 2, 2a, 12, 12e, 32, 33, 51, 61, 63, 80, 197
Old Hill Street Police Station 04223: 124, 145, 147, 166, 174, 174e, 190, 851, 851e

By MRT
A 5-minute walk from City Hall (Exit B), Clarke Quay (Exit E) and Bras Basah (Exit D/E)

Parking is available at:
Registry of Marriages (ROM)
Fort Canning Park
The Bible House
Singapore Management University (SMU)
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  • The event description was updated. Diff#444255 2019-06-16 03:47:25
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Sun Jun 16, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM SGT
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Oldham Theatre
Tickets
[General] Anak Pontianak (1958) - 16 June, 2pm SOLD OUT $10.00
[Concession] Anak Pontianak (1958) - 16 June, 2pm SOLD OUT $9.00
Venue Address
1 Canning Rise, Singapore 179868 Singapore
Organizer
Asian Film Archive
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