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What is the Asian Restored Classics film festival?


Catch screenings of 12 classic Asian films in this year’s edition of the annual Asian Restored Classics film festival, held from Aug 31 to Sept 3 at the Capitol Theatre and Sept 8 to 10 at the National Museum of Singapore’s Gallery Theatre.

Presented by the Asian Film Archive, the festival showcases historic film masterpieces that have been painstakingly restored, including nine which are being screened here for the first time.

This year’s edition has a special South-east Asian focus, with films from Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines, as well as Singapore’s first martial arts film, Ring of Fury (1973), which was banned for 32 years.

Bruce Lee’s classic, Fist of Fury (1972), is also in the line-up, alongside films from Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, India and Iran.

Tickets are available via SISTIC. More information can be found at the festival’s website.

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