The Singapore International Film Festival opens with 'Lucky' Stars and Glamour
After a short disappearance, the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is back with a big bang. With international stars like Zhang Ziyi, Juliette Binoche and director John Woo just a metre away from you in the Lido foyer, this year's festival promises to dazzle and steal your attention.
As a nod to Singapore films, a Singapore film opened the festival yesterday. Ken Kwek's 'Unlucky Plaza' was the opening film at Lido Shaw cinemas and his cast was out in full force (see picture above) for the premiere. Ken is no newcomer to the scene, having made Sex.Violence.FamilyValues, which become a talking point in Singapore due to its ban in 2012.
Here's more from the red carpet and the festival going crowd.
Zhang Ziyi arrives in red (carpet red?)
Juliette Binoche arrives in blue (like a nod to the movie 'Bleu' (part of 'Three Colours') she starred in)
John Woo and the Woo clan (daughter and wife)
Here's our little 'Watch Local!' photo initiative at the opening of the SGIFF. Watch out for more throughout the festival.
The festival chose an auspicious date for the opening. Two of our local film directors celebrated their birthdays yesterday at the opening. Wee Li Lin (left) and Boo Junfeng (right) Happy Birthday both!