Singapore, 28 November 2016 – Indonesia’s finest gathered on the red carpet for the Singapore premiere of musical film, Three Sassy Sisters, at Shaw Lido Theatre earlier this evening. Basking in the limelight were Indonesian stars, Tara Basro, Reuben Elishama, Richard Kyle, Titek Puspa, and director, Nia Dinata, who were in town to attend the screening of the second Special Presentation film at the 27th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF).
Dinata’s latest film stint, Three Sassy Sisters, pays homage and puts a modern twist to the 1956 musical classic, Tiga Dara. Featuring catchy musical numbers, the film reimagines the lead characters from housewives into career-oriented professionals, as it highlights their strengths and individuality as modern women within the confines of traditional family values. Dinata’s previous films, The Courtesan (2002) and Love for Share (2006) had been previously submitted to the Academy Awards under the Best Foreign Language Film category.
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/