World premieres, stars light up Singapore film fest

One of the world premieres is The Last Artisan, a documentary that follows Mr Teo Veoh Seng, who is the last of his generation of Haw Par Villa craftsmen.
One of the world premieres is The Last Artisan, a documentary that follows Mr Teo Veoh Seng, who is the last of his generation of Haw Par Villa craftsmen.PHOTO: CRAIG MCTURK, SGIFF

This year's Singapore International Film Festival will screen 103 films from 44 places

From a documentary about the only true artisan left at the Haw Par Villa theme park to an award-winning Taiwanese drama-comedy about a widow who must come to terms with her late husband's male lover, this year's edition of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) offers plenty of choices with its slate of 103 films from 44 places.

At a press event on Tuesday, SGIFF's executive director Yuni Hadi and programme director Pimpaka Towira gave highlights of the event, which runs from Nov 28 to Dec 9.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 25, 2018, with the headline 'World premieres, stars light up Singapore film fest'. Print Edition | Subscribe