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Remembering dad’s film

Opera film Taming Of The Princess, which starred Liu Huchen (right) and Xiao Lizhen.
Opera film Taming Of The Princess, which starred Liu Huchen (right) and Xiao Lizhen. PHOTO: ASIAN FILM ARCHIVE, COURTESY OF MR AND MRS CHAN KUAN YEM

Thank you very much for the story (Spotlight On Rich Past Of Cinema, Aug3).

The article mentions Mr Hsu Chiao Meng, who directed an old Chinese opera film Taming Of The Princess (1958).

He was our late father, who died in 1995.

You have helped to bring back the memory of his works and  achievements in the film industry in the 1950s.

If he were still around, he would be happy to know that his work is being recognised by Singaporeans during our SG50 celebrations.

Shu Moo Chuen

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 08, 2015, with the headline 'Remembering dad’s film'. Print Edition | Subscribe