I Want To Live (Aku Mahu Hidup) (1971)

  • July 17, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM | Sunday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Original Title: Aku Mahu Hidup
Director: M. Amin
Runtime: 97 mins
Country: Singapore
Language: Malay with English subtitles
Rating: PG

Rahimah is forced into prostitution by her stepfather. While she solicits at a bar, it is raided by the police. Rahimah escapes capture thanks to Nor, a sympathetic policeman who takes her into his home. A romance soon blossoms between them, and they yearn for a new life together. However, Rahimah is haunted by her past, and she lives in fear of her stepfather catching up to them.

Aku Mahu Hidup was digitally restored in 2019 using the sole surviving 16mm release print from the Asian Film Archive’s Cathay-Keris Malay Classics Collection.


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Tickets will go on sale Monday, 20 June 2022. The full Reciprocal 2022 programme can be found here.

Friends of AFA members may select the “Friends of AFA” option and enter your membership number if you wish to redeem your remaining complimentary tickets.

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