The Songs We Sang

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The Songs We Sang
我们唱着的歌
Directed by Eva Tang
Produced by Eva Tang
Distributed by Golden Village
Release date
  • November 29, 2015 (2015-11-29) (SGIFF)
  • March 24, 2016 (2016-03-24) (Singapore)
Running time
128 minutes
Country Singapore
Language Mandarin
Budget $350,000[1][2]
Box office $115,000[3]

The Songs We Sang is a 2015 Singaporean documentary directed by Eva Tang. It is about Xinyao, Singaporean folk music that was popular in the 1980s.

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Release[edit]

The Songs We Sang premiered at the Singapore International Film Festival on November 29, 2015.[4] The performance was sold-out.[5] Golden Village released it to Singaporean theaters on March 24, 2016. As of April 19, it has grossed $115,000[6]

Reception[edit]

After its festival premiere, the film received positive reviews.[7][8] In praising Tang's research, Boon Chan of My Paper rated it 4.5/5 stars and wrote, "The Songs We Sang is a labour of love that puts our stories front and centre."[9] Tan Kee Yun of The New Paper rated it 4/5 stars and called it "truly a gem of local cinema", as it avoids the melodrama associated with That Girl in Pinafore.[10]

Her World rated it as one of the best Singaporean films of 2015.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.facebook.com/thesongswesang/photos/a.668326606574547.1073741829.634389116634963/673798082694066/?type=3&theater
  2. ^ Chan, Boon (2014-06-06). "Xinyao reunion". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2016-03-30 – via AsiaOne.
  3. ^ "The Songs We Sang". Box Office Mojo. IMDB. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  4. ^ "The Songs We Sang". Singapore International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  5. ^ Li, Ho Ai (2015-12-08). "In celebration of xinyao". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  6. ^ "The Songs We Sang". Box Office Mojo. IMDB. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Win The Songs We Sang preview tickets". The New Paper. 2016-03-16. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  8. ^ Yee, Wai Yip (2016-02-25). "Xinyao documentary The Songs We Sang gets commercial release at 5 cinemas". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  9. ^ Chan, Boon (2016-03-24). "A tribute that hits the right xinyao notes". My Paper. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  10. ^ Yun, Tan Kee (2016-03-24). "Movie Review: The Songs We Sang (PG)". The New Paper. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  11. ^ Lui, John (2015-12-28). "The best and worst movies of 2015". Her World. Retrieved 2016-03-30.

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