Singapore, 30 November 2017 – Cast of the upcoming Deadpool 2 Shioli Kutsuna made her first red carpet appearance in Singapore at the 28th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), together with Japanese director Atsuko Hirayanagi and fellow cast member Shinobu Terajima for their light-hearted dramedy Oh Lucy!.
One of three Special Presentation Films of the 28th SGIFF, Oh Lucy!, which was screened at the Marina Bay Sands Grand Theatre, puts the spotlight on the life of a lonely single, middle-aged office worker, Setsuko (played by Shinobu Terajima). A twist of fate leads her to attend an English lesson taught with unconventional methods by John (played by Hartnett), before going on a cross-continent adventure with a new name, Lucy, and a changed outlook in life. The film is the debut feature and an expansion of a critically-acclaimed 2014 short of the same title by Hirayanagi.
The 28th SGIFF is a champion of film talent and cinema of the region, and runs from 23 November to 3 December 2017, across various venues, including Marina Bay Sands, Shaw Theatres Lido, National Museum of Singapore, National Gallery Singapore, The Arts House, Filmgarde Bugis+, Objectifs and *SCAPE.
The SGIFF is an event of the Singapore Media Festival, hosted by Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA). SGIFF’s Official Sponsors include Presenting Sponsor since 2014, Marina Bay Sands; Official Festival Time Partner, IWC Schaffhausen; Official International Realtor, List Sotheby’s; Official Automobile, BMW 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/