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Old Romances film captures disappearing, memorable S'pore haunts

Published on Dec 13, 2012 5:17 PM
 
Old Romances will premiere at the National Museum this weekend, with screenings both tomorrow and on Sunday. Co-directed by Royston Tan (centre), Eva Tang (left) and Victric Thng, the film is a sequel of sorts to their debut collaboration Old Place. Part of ticket proceeds goes to charity organisation Action For Aids. -- PHOTO: OBJECTIFS

Singapore is changing so quickly that documentary-makers behind new film Old Romances about landmark locations had to form an "emergency department" to capture some places before they disappeared.

Co-directed by Royston Tan, Eva Tang and Victric Thng, the film is a sequel of sorts to their debut collaboration Old Places, which scored the highest ratings for any documentary screened on okto TV channel in 2010.

Like the first work, Old Romances looks at old locations around Singapore that bear special meaning to people, ranging from a church to a small neighbourhood provision shop.

Footage of the places - taken over the past two years - is paired with voice recordings of anecdotes and memories, as told by members of the public over the telephone.

 
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