Hey Film Fans..
The inaugural ScreenSingapore was off and running with the red-carpet for the opening film The Devil Inside Me and the Opening Gala Party last night.
Director Zhang Qi and actress Anya from the film, along with Mural director Gordon Chan and cast Yan Ni, Colin Chou, Liu Yan, Xie Nan and Bao Bei-Er all stomped the carpet, to er… some sort of fanfare. Perhaps being a little, ahem, less well-known, it seemed like all the screams were saved for event ambassador Zhang Ziyi. And boy did the fans lap up her up as she strutted down the carpet on the arm of Dennis Davidson, Chairman of DDA Consulting.
The six-million dollar (or maybe eight?) question though, was, why is Ms Zhang a ScreenSingapore ambassador? Still, none of her fans seemed to care that none of her films (past, present or future) were featured in the event.
Local celebs like Edmund Chen, Irene Ang, Adrian Pang and Chua Enlai were also on hand to add to the glitz, as well as Avatar producer Jon Landau with wife Julie.
Guest-of-Honour Singapore’s Minister for Information, Communication and the Arts, Yaacob Ibrahim said in a welcoming speech: ” I am confident that ScreenSingapore will serve as a valuable platform for business and creative talent to come together to discuss ideas to to propel the growth of Asian cinema.”
This kicks off the eight day film and trade event that includes Tom Hanks coming to town on the 11th June for the Asia-Pacific Premiere of his film Larry Crowne which will close the festivities.
Excited about ScreenSingapore-widely touted as the Cannes of the East? Let me know what you think.
Till then, always remember to Snap, Crackle and POPcorn!
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