FILM : LOVE OF A FOREST MAIDEN (CHINTA GADIS RIMBA) 1958 -MALAY FILM INDUSTRY(SINGAPORE)Language:Malay & Iban
"Love of a Forest Maiden" is 1958 film (Chinta Gadis Rimba) directed by L.Krishnan .It is based on the novel (the first time Malay film has been adapting from a novel) Chinta Gadis Rimba by Harun Aminurrashid and the main cast by S.Roomai Noor,Narang and M.Amin. The film is about Bintang ,the Iban girl who goes against the wishes of her parents & runs off to her Malay Lover.Basically it a forbidden love story between a Malay boy and Iban girl.
The film also the first time a full length picture has been shot in Sarawak and the first time an Iban girl has played the lead in film.
The Straits Times, 3 September 1956, Page 7
Wanted: A jungle belle who knows about love-
looking for IBAN MAIDEN TO
PLAY A ROLE AS A BINTANG IN CHINTA GADIS RIMBA