3 tickets: $20 || 5 tickets: $30
(U.P. $10 per ticket)
The bundle ticket packages are available for purchase only at Oldham Theatre’s Box Office. The box office will be open one hour before the earliest showtime of the day on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Director Meng Ong will be present for a post-screening discussion.
Original title: Yúntūn xiăojiĕ 云吞小姐
Directed by; Meng Ong
Runtime: 88 min
Country: Singapore, USA
Language: Mandarin and English with English subtitles
Rating: PG13 – Some Coarse Language
Ah Na is an illegal immigrant in New York City who finds employment in a Chinese restaurant. Fleeing from the persecution of her native village in China, she discovers that more oppression awaits her in America. In a naive quest for the American Dream, Ah Na begins visiting Grand Central Station’s ‘Golden Palace’, where Caucasian men go to pick up immigrant women. It is there that she meets Jack, a slick suburbanite whom she hopes will help her to start a new life. However, Jack proves himself to fall devastatingly short of her expectations.
FIPRESCI PRIZE (International Film Critics’ Prize)
Locarno International Film Festival 2001
In 2008, the sole-surviving release print of the film was donated by director Meng Ong to the Asian Film Archive (AFA), which has preserved it since. In 2018, the AFA traced and located the whereabouts of the original camera and sound negative in the US, which had been transported to and left at a different facility from the original laboratory. After the film was selected for the Asia Film Digitisation Project, the film elements were then digitised by the Korean Film Archive. This digitisation process has allowed the film to be viewed once again in its intended aspect ratio, which had previously not been possible since its original release in 2001.
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