Cinémathèque Selects

  • Gallery Theatre, Basement
  • 11 Mar 2017
  • 2pm & 5pm
  • Admission upon purchase of tickets.

Cinémathèque Selects
March: On Sound Design

Cinémathèque Selects is a monthly double-bill screening that brings together a Singapore film and a second film that inspired it. Each double-bill is accompanied by a “Question and Answer” session with the Singaporean film-maker. Focusing on diverse aspects of film-making, from directing to producing, script writing to cinematography and art direction, the series is a study of important local productions.

Ticketing Information
Standard Ticket: $11
Concession: $9 (Please refer to ticketing website for details.)


Short films featuring sound design by Lim Ting Li 

Un Retrato de Familia 
2004 / Boo Junfeng / 8min 
Aik Khoon 
2005 / Andie Chen Bang Jun / 15min
2009 / Ho Tzu Nyen / 5min
Before the Wedlock House 
2012 / Liao Jiekai / 15min
2013 / Moayad Fahmi / 9min 
2013 / Andrew Cumming / 24min 

76min / Ratings TBA

Lim Ting Li began her professional career in film audio in 2004. Featuring short films by filmmakers as diverse as Boo Junfeng and Ho Tze Nyen, this screening by Cinémathèque Selects highlights Lim as a prominent sound designer in Singapore’s film scene.


The Birds 
Director/Producer: Alfred Hitchcock 
Editor: George Tomasini
Screenplay: Evan Hunter
Cinematography: Robert Burks
Production Design: Robert. F Boyle
Electronic Sound Production And Composition: Remi Gassmann
Sound Consultant: Bernard Herrmann
Sound Recordist: William Russell, Waldon O. Watson
Special Effects: Larry Hampton
Pictorial Designs: Albert Whitlock
Cast: Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Veronica Cartwright

1963 / 119min / ratings TBA

An acclaimed film by Alfred Hitchcock, The Birds, unlike other films of its time that were reliant on musical scores, relies instead on an electronic soundtrack that includes simulated bird cries and wing flaps to create feelings of tension and pastoral calm.

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Author: National Museum of Singapore
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2017