Singapore, 27 November 2016 – It was a star-studded night at the Capitol Theatre as veteran Hong Kong actress and iconic martial arts star, Kara Wai, Taiwanese rocker Wu Bai and Malaysian newcomer Siow Li Xuan took on the red carpet alongside Malaysian filmmaker, Ho Yuhang. All four were in attendance for the screening of action flick Mrs K, the first Special Presentation film of the 27th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF).
Ho’s fourth feature film, Mrs K, follows a housewife whose ordinary life is shaken up when former enemies reappear from her past, and she has to give everything she has to protect her husband and daughter. The film also stars Hong Kong veteran actor Simon Yam, award winning Malaysian actor Faizal Hussein, Hong Kong martial artist Lau Wing, Malaysian film director Dain Iskandar Said and Hong Kong directors Fruit Chan and Kirk Wong.
The 27th edition of SGIFF, which runs from 23 November to 4 December 2016, will take place across various venues, including Marina Bay Sands, Capitol Theatre, National Museum of Singapore Gallery Theatre, Shaw Theatres Lido, National Gallery Singapore Auditorium, The Arts House Screening Room, Filmgarde Bugis+ and Objectifs Chapel Gallery.
The SGIFF is an event of the Singapore Media Festival, hosted by the Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA). SGIFF’s Official Sponsors include Presenting Sponsor, Marina Bay Sands, Official Festival Time Partner, IWC Schaffhausen, and Official Airline, Singapore Airlines.
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About the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF)
Founded in 1987, the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running film event in Singapore. It has become an iconic event in the local arts calendar that is widely attended by international film critics; and known for its dynamic programming and focus on ground-breaking Asian cinema for Singapore and the region. Committed to nurturing and championing local and regional talent, its competition component, the Silver Screen Awards, brings together emerging filmmakers from Asia and Southeast Asia while paying tribute to acclaimed cinema legends. With its mentorship programmes, masterclasses and dialogues with attending filmmakers, the Festival also serves as a catalyst for igniting public interest, artistic dialogue, and cultural exchanges in the art of filmmaking. The SGIFF is organised by the Singapore International Film Festival Ltd, a non-profit organisation with Institution of a Public Character (IPC) status. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/sginternationalfilmfestival/