The Festival opens its 27th edition with the Asian Premiere of Dain Iskandar Said’s supernatural thriller, Interchange – a multi-genre film noir that challenges the way we tell our stories and myths in urban Southeast Asia. Accompanying the Opening Film is the first Festival Commission, In Pursuit of a Happy Human Life, by SGIFF 2015 Best Singapore Short Film recipient, Gladys Ng. Across the 12-day Festival, the Special Presentation section brings a gala showcase of some of the most anticipated films from today’s leading and upcoming directors: Malaysian veteran Ho Yuhang’s latest work Mrs K, headlined by Hong Kong’s top actors Kara Wai and Simon Yam; award-winning Nia Dinata’s Three Sassy Sisters, inspired by the 1956 Indonesian classic Tiga Dara; and rising auteur Midi Z’s The Road to Mandalay, starring Taiwanese favourites Kai Ko and Wu Ke-xi. These screenings will be presented by their directors and cast in attendance.

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      / Marina Bay Sands*
      *Filmmaker and Cast in Attendance
      Tickets on sale from 28 October.

      The supernatural and the subterranean collide in the heart of a mysterious Malaysian metropolis.

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      Mrs K

      / Capitol Theatre*
      *Filmmaker and Cast in Attendance

      A violent past returns with a vengeance in Ho Yuhang’s exquisite urban western, buoyed by breakthrough performances from an iconic ensemble cast.

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      The Road To Mandalay

      / Marina Bay Sands*
      *Filmmaker and Cast in Attendance

      The will to survive overrides the most basic human desires in this uncompromising portrait of two illegal Burmese migrants.

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      Three Sassy Sisters

      / Shaw Theatres Lido*
      *Filmmaker and Cast in Attendance

      Girl power clashes with traditional family values in this fun and vibrant musical, inspired by Usmar Ismail’s classic from 1956.