Screening of Three Godless Years / Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos


Three Godless Years / Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos (Newly-restored)
Dir: Mario O'Hara
Philippines / 1976 / Tagalog & Japanese (with English subtitles) / DCP / Rating TBC

World War Two shatters the idyllic lives of two lovers as Crispin (Bembol Roco), a soldier, is summoned to fight the war and a school teacher Rosasio (Nora Aunor) is caught up in the violence of war. After being assaulted by a Philippine-born Japanese soldier Captain Masugi (Christopher De Leon), she becomes pregnant and falls in love with Masugi, eventually agreeing to marry him. With the return of American forces to the Philippines, Masugi and Rosario’s family must flee as the Japanese start to withdraw from occupied areas. Considered one of the greatest Filipino films of all time, Three Godless Years was recently digitally restored from the only surviving but severely damaged print of the film. It is being shown in Singapore for the first time.

This film is part of the war film programme Witness to War: Memories and Screens, organised by the National Museum of Singapore as part of the Witness to War exhibition and curated by the Asian Film Archive. The programme features a collaborative project by Lasalle College of the Arts

About Witness to War: Memories and Screen

The memories of World War Two have been captured, interpreted and presented in various films – from iconic war films like Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence to romance films such as Hiroshima Mon Amour and historically significant films like Momotaro, Sacred Sailors and Spirit of the Overseas Chinese which have not been seen in Singapore in recent history. For the first time, the National Museum, in collaboration with the Asian Film Archive, will be presenting Witness to War: Memories and Screens, a selection of films which document and remember the experience of World War Two in the Pacific and its aftermath.

In tracing the historical development from the bombing of Pearl Harbour (1941) to Hiroshima (1945), Memories and Screens will showcase films and narratives from Singapore and Malaya, Britain, Japan, America and Singapore’s regional neighbours, accounting for the diverse yet shared narratives of countries and people that have participated in and witnessed World War Two. This film programme –inspired by the exhibition Witness to War: Remembering 1942 – invites us to reflect upon the ways film across national borders remembers a shared history that continues to shape our reality today.
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Sun Jan 21, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM SGT
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Witness to War: Remembering 1942