Retrospective: Mat Sentol

  • May 13, 2022 | 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM | Friday
  • Oldham Theatre
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Retrospective is a regular series showcasing bodies of work from an extended period of activity by filmmakers of different eras. Devoted to the region’s film history, contributions and movements within the industries in Asia, the platform focuses on particular profiles, themes and aesthetics to allow audiences to experience past and ongoing cinematic transformations.

Retrospective: Mat Sentol is a special showcase of films spotlighting the legendary comic of classic Malay cinema, Mat Sentol (original name Abdul Rasip Yahya). His multi-faceted career as an actor, director, illustrator, production designer, scriptwriter, singer/songwriter and special effects artist, spanned four decades with over 30 feature films. Audiences of all ages are invited to witness the magic of a Malay film icon through a selection of 12 newly subtitled films, including three freshly restored works by the Asian Film Archive (AFA). The films in this retrospective are part of the Cathay-Keris Malay Classics Collection that have been preserved by the AFA since 2007.


Retrospective: Mat Sentol will feature twelve feature films and will run from 13 May – 5 June 2022 at Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore Building.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, 29 April 2022. 

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Important Notice:
Do note that Oldham Theatre does not play ads and screenings will start promptly. Doors will open 20 minutes before showtime. Arrive early so as not to disrupt the screenings. All patrons are encouraged to purchase your tickets online to be able to secure a seat. If you choose to purchase tickets or merchandise at Oldham Theatre’s box office, cashless payment is preferred. Mask-wearing is required at all times for both staff and patrons.

Concession tickets apply to Students (Local & Overseas), Full-time National Servicemen (NSF), Senior Citizens (55 years and above) only.
Please check film ratings before purchase of tickets. Please note that you may be asked to present your ID at the door (this applies to concession tickets as well). Only physical photographic identification is allowed, digital copies of identification are not allowed. AFA reserves the right to turn away any members of the public without physical photographic identification.
Upon confirmation of your order for Tickets, no exchange of Tickets will be made under any circumstances and Tickets are not transferable. No refund on Tickets will be made under any circumstances except due to cancellation of the event. The resale of Tickets at any price is prohibited.