Singapore, 24 November 2017 – The Song of Scorpions director Anup Singh and actress Waheeda Rehman lit up the red carpet at the film’s Singapore premiere at Marina Bay Sands Grand Theatre earlier tonight as part of the 28th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF). They were also joined by Japanese actor-turned-director, Takumi Saitoh, Japanese actress Misuzu Kanno, and veteran singer Rahimah Rahim on the red carpet.
Singh’s third feature film, The Song of Scorpions, is a twisted tale of love between a camel trader and a mystical singer, played out amidst the breath-taking scenery in the deserts. A visual spectacle in itself, the film mesmerises with its blend of mythology, folk legend and the fervour of love, revenge and loss. It is also one of three Special Presentation films at the 28th SGIFF.
The Festival 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/