The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) has named two titles for its Classics line-up, ahead of its full programme launch.
Mee Pok Man, the debut feature of Eric Khoo, a contributor to the city state’s recent 50th anniversary omnibus feature 7 Letters, premiered at the Berlinale in 1996. The 2012 redux version of Chinese director Yonfan’s 1995 Singapore-shot Bugis Street (top image) also played the Berlianle. Both titles reflect a more permissive Singapore.
Festival organisers noted 1,400 submissions have been received for the 2015 edition, with the programme to be announced in mid-October. Last year, Max Currie’s Everything We Loved was the sole NZ title selected.