[Film Screening] The Quiet American

FILM SCREENING - The Quiet American (2002)
with additional commentary by Prof. John Richardson

Adapted from Graham Greene’s novel, the 2002 film directed by Philip Noyce portrays the conflicting interests of old and new imperialism set in 1950s Saigon as symbolised through the relationships between the trio of British, American and Vietnamese characters.

This film screening is organised in conjunction with the exhibition Vietnam 1954-1975: War Drawings and Posters from the Ambassador Dato’ N. Parameswaran Collection, featuring posters, woodcuts and drawings from the French phase of the Indochina war of resistance against the Americans, and drawings and sketches of life and people at the frontlines.

Image Credit: Pham Thanh Tam, Saigon 5-75 (1975), Watercolour and gouache on paper, 30.7 x 62.5cm. Collection of Dato’ N. Parameswaran. A scene of Saigon after the communist victory, twenty years after Graham Greene made it the setting of his novel, The Quiet American.

Upcoming programmes in Vietnam 1954-1975
20 April: Film screening of Oliver Stone’s Heaven & Earth (1993) with commentary by Assoc. Prof. Bruce Lockhart.
Event Timeline
Wed Apr 6, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, NUS University Town
The Quiet American (Wed, 6 April, 7pm, Ngee Ann Kongsi Audi, NUS UTown)
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8 College Avenue West, Singapore 138608 Singapore
The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium is located on Level 2 of the Education Resource Centre at NUS University Town (above Starbucks).
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