Xin Ke: The Story of Singapore And Malaya's First Feature Film
Editorial Illustration | 2019
The first film ever to be produced in Singapore and Malaysia is a silent film that depicts a new immigrant from China starting a tumultous new life in Singapore in the 1920s.
This film is forever lost to time, but when the script was recently discovered, film researchers Jan Uhde, Yvonne Ng Uhde and Toh Hun Ping wrote a book to tell the tale of this tragic production.
We were honoured to illustrate the various scenes from this lost movie.
Xin Ke can be purchased at the Asian Film Archive as well as Objectifs.