John Woo, Zhang Ziyi, Juliette Binoche & Cheng Pei Pei To Walk The Red Carpets Of Singapore International Film Festival

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Hi Huneybees,

It's coming to the end of the year, but more and more events are happening! More big stars are coming to our lovely sunny island and this time, I bet it will be highly anticipated as world-renowned auteur John Woo, actresses Zhang Ziyi, Juliette Binoche and Cheng Pei Pei, walk on the red carpet of this year’s Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF)!

Big, huge bright stars right?! I can't wait to see them!

John Woo and Zhang Ziyi will be in Singapore for Woo’s latest film - The Crossing, an epic love story spanning half a century of modern Chinese history. Woo, who has been making movies for over 40 years will also be conducting a master class for the public on 5 December 2014.

Juliette Binoche will attend the Singaporean premiere of Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria (Sils Maria), screened in conjunction with 4th Rendezvous with French Cinema. Tickets for the film have already been sold out.

Meanwhile, Cheng Pei Pei will be in Singapore to confer the tribute to the late Sir Run Run Shaw, who founded Shaw Brothers Studio and TVB, at the Silver Screen Awards on December 13. She was recently nominated for the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) Best Actress honors for her role in Lilting and the first screening for Lilting on December 6 has been sold out, but audiences can still catch a second screening on December 12.

The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running film event in Singapore. Founded in 1987, the festival has become an iconic event in the Singapore arts calendar that is widely attended by international film critics, and recognized worldwide for its focus on Asian filmmakers and the promotion of Southeast Asian films.The festival is committed to nurturing and championing local and regional talents in the art of filmmaking, serving as a catalyst in igniting public interest in the arts, and encouraging artistic dialogue and cultural exchanges.

The SGIFF is organized by the Singapore International Film Festival Ltd, a non-profit organization and holds the Institution of a Public Character (IPC) status.

In keeping with the festival’s spirit of unearthing new talent, 36-year-old Ahmad Abdalla El Sayed Abdelkader, an Egyptian film director, editor and screenwriter, will also be here as this year’s Filmmaker in Focus. TV host, producer and director Khaled Abol Naga, who has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since his appointment in 2007, will also be here to join him.

Also making an appearance at this year’s festival is renowned director Wang Xiaoshuai, who is also regarded as one of China’s “Sixth Generation” filmmakers. He will be here for his film, Red Amnesia, which follows a 60-year-old lady and her family in Beijing, reflecting on contemporary China and the country’s needs to recall its past. He is also the Jury Head for the Asian Feature Film Competition at the Silver Screen Awards. His master class for the public will be on 9 December 2014.

SGIFF, to be held from December 4 to 14, focusing on groundbreaking Asian cinema and discovering new film talents from Southeast Asia. SGIFF is known for its dynamic film programming and commitment to the development of a vibrant local film culture.

For more information as well as more details on Wang’s and Woo’s master classes, please visit the SGIFF website at

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