National Museum of Singapore presents The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, a programme of the National Museum Cinémathèque and co-presented with the Mexican Embassy of Singapore. Exploring the rich legacy of the most cherished period of Mexican Cinema from the 1930s to 1960s, this programme features masterpieces by Mexican auteurs synonymous with the Golden Age and encapsulates the heartbeat of a nation on the brink of modernity.
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 – Sun, 29 Jan 2012
Time: Various Timings
Admission: S$9 (include handling fees)
Ticketing Outlets: National Museum of Singapore’s Visitor Services Centre or through SISTIC
Venue: Gallery Theatre, Basement, National Museum of Singapore
The period of 1930s to 1960s is canonised as the historical peak of Mexican cinema, the Golden Age that encapsulated the heartbeat of a nation on the brink of modernity. Reflecting localised realities and fantasies, films during this golden epoch are emblems of the idealistic search for a uniquely Mexican filmic aesthetic that established a unified national identity.
Exploring the rich legacy of this lively period of Mexican Cinema, this programme features masterpieces by Mexican auteurs synonymous with the Golden Age such as Fernando de Fuentes and Emilio Fernandez, which include the revolutionary epic Vámonos con Pancho Villa! (1936) and the exquisite melodrama Enamorada (1946) which stars the beautiful Maria Félix.
More details can be found here.