Double Bill

Smoke and Fire will be screened together with Tungus

Total Runtime: 100 Min

Tungus

WANG Tuo China 69 Min PG Southeast Asian Premiere

This conclusion to WANG Tuo’s film tetralogy on Northeast China depicts the deep psychical and psychological ties between countries, peoples and conflicts that span space and time.

In 1948, two Korean soldiers from a Chinese People’s Liberation Army division flee Changchun during the Kuomintang–Communist civil war. Some 150,000 civilians died in this little-known siege, mostly by starvation due to the military blockade. The Jeju uprising of 1948 gradually seeps into the soldiers’ time and space. Notable for its extreme violence and casualties but long suppressed in official histories, it was a harbinger of the Korean War. Meanwhile, a famished scholar in Changchun returns in his mind to the May Fourth Movement of 1919.

Timing & Venue

Price

4 December 2021,
Saturday, 8.00pm
National Museum Singapore

$15.00

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English Title

Tungus

Original Title

通古斯

Director

WANG Tuo

Year

2021

Runtime

69 Min

Rating

PG

Language(s)

Mandarin

Subtitles

English, Mandarin

Credits

Smoke and Fire

WANG Tuo China 31 Min PG Southeast Asian Premiere

In this poetic and layered work about clashing value systems, a death results in a migrant worker’s simmering desire for revenge, triggering further acts of violence.

In two intertwining narratives, a migrant worker alternates between different realities. In the first, depicted through a rapid montage of black-and-white photographs, he explores a film prop warehouse, reciting and rehearsing old tales and traditional texts. The second, shown in languid colour footage, reveals the same worker’s daily routines, his return to his hometown, and a deadly act of revenge.

English Title

Smoke and Fire

Original Title

烟火

Director

WANG Tuo

Year

2018

Runtime

31 Min

Rating

PG

Language(s)

Mandarin

Subtitles

English, Mandarin

Credits

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