Film, Talk/Workshop

National Museum of Singapore Cinematheque Selects: Two Sides of the Bridge

Organised by: National Museum of Singapore
  • Date:
    8 Apr 2017
  • Time:
  • Duration:
  • Venue:
    National Museum of Singapore – Gallery Theatre
    National Museum of Singapore – Gallery TheatreNational Museum of Singapore – Gallery Theatre
  • Language:
    In Mandarin, with English and Malay subtitles
  • Admission:
    Tickets are free and can be collected at the National Museum of Singapore (Visitor Services Counter, Level 1, open daily, 10 am to 6.30 pm) from today. Tickets are also available online at

    Tickets are available on a first-come first-served basis and limited to four tickets per person. Any remaining tickets will be given out at the door on the screening day.


The final of three local feature films produced by the Chong Gay Organisation in the mid-1970s, Two Sides of the Bridge chronicles the relationship of a young couple, Rufei and Lingfeng, who face the pressures of living in a rapidly transforming Singapore. While Lingfeng is contented with her job at a textile factory while attending night classes to improve herself, Rufei is lured by a high-paying job at a money-lending firm and gives in to material desires and self-indulgence. Returning to his rural home in Kelantan to evade a heavy debt, Rufei finds quietude but becomes embroiled in a ploy by drug traffickers and is eventually prosecuted for his crimes. The only Chong Gay film made by a local cast and crew, it appealed to audiences of the time with its "healthy", realist portrayal of life in urban Singapore.

Cinémathèque Selects is a monthly screening that profiles the boldest film-makers and most inventive productions from Singapore's past to its present. Focusing on diverse aspects of film-making, from directing to producing, script writing to cinematography and art direction, the series uncovers lesser-known local productions and features significant films in Singapore's cinematic landscape. Each film screening is accompanied by conversations with the film-maker.

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National Museum of Singapore Cinematheque Selects: Two Sides of the Bridge