The 34th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) returns, showcasing a remarkable lineup of 101 films from 50 countries.
With an aim to celebrate international storytelling through cinema, the festival promises an unforgettable experience for film enthusiasts.
Headlining the Opening Film is Amanda Nell Eu’s award-winning film, Tiger Stripes. This Malaysian film, celebrated for its Cannes Film Festival success, will kick off SGIFF 2023.
Singapore also makes history with three films competing in the Asian Feature Film Competition. Tomorrow is a Long Time by Jow Zhi Wei, Dreaming & Dying by Nelson Yeo, and Last Shadow at First Light by Nicole Midori Woodford represent Singapore’s diverse storytelling prowess.
The festival boasts 20 world premieres, including Valli from India, A Year of No Significance from director Kelvin Tong, and The Tenants from South Korea. These films explore themes of gender fluidity, historical Singapore, and dystopian Seoul, enriching the festival’s cinematic offerings.
The SGIFF introduces a new segment called LANDMARK in collaboration with the Asian Film Archive, highlighting restored classic films. The restored version of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me will grace the festival, offering audiences a chance to relish cinematic gems from the past.
This year, the SGIFF will also introduce the Festival Pass, granting film enthusiasts unlimited access to screenings (excluding select events). Priced at $200, the pass is a gateway to a diverse range of cinematic experiences and will be available for purchase until November 20, 2023.
Visit the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) for more details and to purchase tickets.
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