• Short Summary

    IN KUALA LUMPUR, THE CAPITAL OF MALAYA, THE SIXTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL, SPONSORED BY THE FEDERATION OF MOTION PICTURE PRODUCERS IN ASIA, WAS THE OCCASION FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE COVETED ANNUAL AWARDS.

  • Description

    1.
    LS. ROSTRUM OF FESTIVAL.


    2.
    NAGATA ADDRESSING MEETING.


    3.
    CUTAWAY - MALAYAN AND OTHER STARS.


    4.
    PARAMOUNT RULER AND THE QUEEN.


    5.
    PRIME MINISTER DATO RAZAK SPEAKING.


    6.
    STARS CLAPPING.


    7.
    JAPANESE STAR BOWING AND RECEIVING AWARD FROM THE QUEEN.


    8.
    CHINESE STAR RECEIVING AWARD.


    9.
    CU. HONG KONG STAR, YU MING WITH AWARD.


    10.
    CU. GROUP OF HONGKONG AND FORMOSAN STARS WITH THEIR AWARDS.


    11.
    JAPANESE STARS SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS.




    Initials



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    Background: IN KUALA LUMPUR, THE CAPITAL OF MALAYA, THE SIXTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL, SPONSORED BY THE FEDERATION OF MOTION PICTURE PRODUCERS IN ASIA, WAS THE OCCASION FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE COVETED ANNUAL AWARDS.

    PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERATION, MR. MAISICHI NAGATA, SAID THAT THE QUALITY, TECHNIQUE AND ARTISTRY OF ALL MEMBER COUNTRIES HAD MADE GREAT PROGRESS.

    MALAYAN PRIME MINISTER DATO ABDUL RAZAK WHO SPOKE ON THE OCCASION SAID THE AURA OF YOUTH AND BEAUTY RADIATED BY MANY OF THE STARS MADE THE OLD AND MIDDLE-AGED PEOPLE FEEL YOUNG AGAIN.

    THE AWARDS WERE PRESENTED BY THE QUEEN OF MALAYA, AND ALSO PRESENT AT THE FUNCTION WAS THE PARAMOUNT RULER OF MALAYA.

    JAPAN WON EIGHT OF THE TWENTY-TWO AWARDS. HONG KONG AND MALAYA-SINGAPORE WON FIVE EACH, AND FORMOSA AND KOREA TWO EACH.

    NOTABLE AMONG JAPAN'S SUCCESSES WERE: YASUZO MASUMARA FOR BEST DIRECTION, HIROSHI MURAI FOR BEST COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY AND YOMOWO SHIMOGAWARA FOR BEST ART DIRECTION - ALL FOR THE FILM "THE PRECIPICE," PRODUCED BY MAISICHI NAGATA.

    HONG KONG CLAIMED THE "GOLDEN GONG" FOR THE BEST FILM OF THE YEAR WITH "THE KINGDOM AND THE BEAUTY" - THE STORY OF THE TRAGIC LOVE OF AN EMPEROR OF ANCIENT CHINA FOR A COUNTRY GIRL. IT STARRED LIN DAI AND CHAO LEY.

    YU MING OF HONG KONG GOT THE BEST ACTRESS AWARD FOR THE ROLE IN "HER TENDER HEART". SHE WAS SPEECHLESS WHEN THE AWARD WAS ANNOUNCED,BUT LATER POSED PROUDLY WITH THE AWARD.

    AFTER THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY, THE STARS WERE MOBBED BY FANS SEEKING AUTOGRAPHS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA38SJ7EVP2K0IWCS9ZR2VA6JR4
    Media URN:
    VLVA38SJ7EVP2K0IWCS9ZR2VA6JR4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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