26 November 2015
The 26th Singapore International Film Festival (SIFF) rolled out the red carpet for its gala opening on Thursday night.
Taiwanese actress and model Sonia Sui Tang and Singapore actress Yeo Yann Yann were among the guests who attended the event at Marina Bay Sands. Sui and Yeo, together with Taiwanese director Lee Chung, are in Singapore for the Festival's Special Presentation of The Laundryman.
Lee's feature-length debut revolves around a hitman haunted by the ghosts of his victims, and also stars Joseph Chang Hsiao-Chuan and Wan Qian.
Inter-ethnic director-duo, Cheng Yu-Chieh and Lekal Sumi, walked the red carpet with the cast of the Taiwanese film Panay.
The film's soundtrack was recently awarded Best Original Film Song at the 52nd Golden Horse Awards. SGIFF Executive Director, Yuni Hadi, said: "Southeast Asia is rich with an eclectic mix of film talents and auteurs, each with their own unique expressions and styles. With over 150 specially selected films and programmes, SGIFF is a choice platform for the facilitating and expanding the conversation and interest on filmmaking, and it is always exciting to discover these independent voices and connect them with the wider international audience."
Running from November 26 to December 6, SGIFF will take place across various venues, including Marina Bay Sands, National Museum of Singapore, Shaw Theatres Lido, National Gallery Singapore, The Arts House, The Projector and The Substation.