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28th Singapore International Film Festival (Opening Film & Special Presentation)
Synopsis
The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is delighted to open its 28th edition with Angels Wear White, a femme-centric thriller by Chinese director, Vivian Qu. The film's narrative is anchored through the perspectives of Mia, the sole witness to a sexual assault; and Wen, a victim who finds no respite from a mother plunged into shameful despair. Director Vivian Qu's reflection on the precarious existence of a young female in rural China is remarkable in its objective realism and offers a complex image of youths coming of age through disillusionment. The film stars Vicky Chen (Best Leading Actress Nominee for 54th Golden Horse Awards), teenage actress-singer Zhou Meijun, and veteran Chinese actress, Shi Ke and actor, Geng Le.

The Special Presentation section is a gala showcase of some of the most talked about and anticipated new films from today's leading and up-and-coming filmmakers:

Directed by Anup Singh, The Song of Scorpions is a twisted tale of love between a camel trader and a mystical singer played out amidst the breathtaking scenery in the deserts of Rajasthan. Get ready for a visual spectacle lensed by Swiss cinematographers Pietro Zuercher and Carlotta Holy-Steinemann who chose to highlight the barren sandy landscapes in luscious earthy hues. The strength of the film however lies in the chemistry between the two leads - the charismatic Irrfan Khan, and the radiant Golshifteh Farahani - both award winners in their own right. Featuring songs by renowned Indian composer and lyricist Madan Gopal Singh, the film will mesmerize you with its blend of mythology, folk legend and the fervor of love, revenge and loss.

In this debut feature film, Oh Lucy!, Director Atsuko Hirayanagi expands on her critically-acclaimed 2014 short which premiered at Cannes Critics Week. Aided by a fine cast - Shinobu Terajima as the earnest trainwreck Setsuko/Lucy, Kaho Minami as the sharp-tongued Mika, and Josh Hartnett as the affable John, the strength of the film lies in its quirky humour and underlying sardonic wit. With just the right winning formula of combining culture clash and family dramedy, Oh Lucy! is a lighthearted, enjoyable affair with a dash of darkness - an exploration into an older woman's loneliness and desire to be loved by both her family and the men she encounters in her life.

All information correct as at print time. The festival organiser reserves the right to alter or change the programme and schedule. Please visit sgiff.com for festival updates.

SGIFF 2017 Festival Schedule
SGIFF 2017 Festival Guide

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Start Sales Date
Priority Sales for SGIFFriends
Internet
24 Oct 2017, 12pm

Public Sales
Internet
25 Oct 2017, 12pm

Other Channels
25 Oct 2017, 12pm
Language
Various languages, with English subtitles
Duration

Opening Film: Angels Wear White (PG13: Some Mature Content)
Approximately 107 minutes

Special Presentation: The Song of Scorpions (PG13: Some Coarse Language and Sexual Reference)
Approximately 119 minutes

Special Presentation: Oh Lucy! (M18: Sexual Scene)
Approximately 95 minutes

For all other films, please click here.
Rating / Age Limit
Opening Film: Angels Wear White
PG13: Some Mature Content
No admission for patrons below 6 years of age. Patrons aged 6 years and above must purchase a ticket for admission. All patrons below 13 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Special Presentation: The Song of Scorpions
PG13: Some Coarse Language and Sexual Reference
No admission for patrons below 6 years of age. Patrons aged 6 years and above must purchase a ticket for admission. All patrons below 13 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Special Presentation: Oh Lucy!
M18: Sexual Scene
No admission for patrons under the age of 18 years old. Patrons aged 18 years old and above must purchase a ticket for admission. Photo ID will be required during admission checks.

Please check film ratings before purchase of tickets
Late Seating Advisory
  • For the enjoyment of all audience members, all events start promptly at the time printed on the ticket.
  • Please be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time.
Photography / Video Recording Rules
  • Photography, Video Recording and Audio Recording is strictly prohibited during the performance.
  • All DSLR / Cameras with interchangeable lens is strictly prohibited inside the auditorium and must be checked in into the Theatres Cloak Room.
Booster Seats
  • Booster seats are available on a "first come, first served" basis from 1 hour prior to show up until show time.
  • Booster seats are not guaranteed and are not include with the purchase of your ticket. Patrons are welcome to bring their own booster seats.
  • Booster seats provided by Marina Bay Sands may not be taken out of the Theatre Foyer at any time.
Through All Marina Bay Sands & SISTIC Channels

$1 off for Opening Film and $0.50 off for other films for Local & Overseas Students / NSF / Senior Citizens (Age 55 years old and above)
  • Verification: Present valid ID / Student Pass upon purchase / collection of tickets
  • Please note that random checks will be conducted at the point of entry
$1 off for Opening Film and $0.50 off for other films for Singapore Film Society Members
  • Verification: Present valid membership card upon purchase / collection of tickets
  • Please note that random checks will be conducted at the point of entry
10% discount off all films for PPS & KrisFlyer Members with a min of 4 tickets purchased in a single transaction
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10-for-10% discount for group booking of 10 tickets and above in a single purchase

Super Fan 50 - Get 25% discount off all films for bulk purchases of 50 tickets and above in one single transaction
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Event Date
Thu, 23 - Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Opening Film: Angels Wear White (PG13: Some Mature Content)
23 Nov 2017, 8PM

Special Presentation: The Song of Scorpions (PG13: Some Coarse Language and Sexual Reference)
24 Nov 2017, 8PM

Special Presentation: Oh Lucy! (M18: Sexual Scene)
30 Nov 2017, 8PM

Please check film ratings before purchase of tickets.

Venue
Grand Theatre,
MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)
Standard : S$15 - Special Presentation
Standard : S$25 - Opening Film

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Seating Plan