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Fiona Xie, Sheila Sim walk the Singapore International Film Festival carpet

Benjamin Kheng and Irene Ang also joined the Taiwanese cast of opening film Cities Of Last Things to kick off the festivities.

Fiona Xie, Sheila Sim walk the Singapore International Film Festival carpet

Local stars Fiona Xie and Sheila Sim at the 29th SGIFF opening red carpet (Photo: SGIFF)

The 29th edition of Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) kicked off its 12-day festivities last night (Nov 26) with a red carpet affair at Capitol Theatre.

A bevy of local stars graced the occassion, including Fiona Xie, Benjamin Kheng, Sheila Sim and Irene Ang.

Fiona Xie at the SGIFF opening red carpet (Photo: SGIFF)
FLY Entertainment artiste Benjamin Kheng at the SGIFF opening red carpet (Photo: SGIFF)

Taiwan’s Cities Of Last Things opened South-east Asia’s longest-running international film platform with its Malaysian-born, Taiwan-based director Ho Wi Ding leading his cast – comprising Golden Horse Best Supporting Actress winner Ding Ning, Stone and Huang Lu – down the carpet.

Shot on expired 35mm film stock, Cities Of Last Things goes from the future back into the past to retrace the existence of a man through his relationships with several women at different stages of his life.

(L-R) Cities of Last Things cast Stone,Huang Lu,Ding Ning with their director Ho Wi Ding and Tan Wei Keong director of Kingdom. (Photo: SGIFF)

As the leading international film platform in the region, SGIFF prides itself on showcasing a diverse selection of Asian films with a dedicated focus on nurturing Asia’s best and brightest cinematic talents for an international audience.

Singapore actress-model Shelia Sim on the SGIFF opening red carpet (Photo: SGIFF)
Fly Entertainment's Irene Ang on the SGIFF opening red carpet. (Photo: SGIFF)

This year’s festival boasts 103 films from 44 countries, as well as masterclasses, talks, special programmes, and the launch of the brand new SGIFF Film Fund in support of the independent film industry in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

SGIFF is on until Dec 9. Visit for information.

READ: 2018 Singapore International Film Festival: Highlights and how to get invited

Source: CNA/gl