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Singapore teases classics

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.

Eric Khoo's Mee Pok Man

Eric Khoo’s Mee Pok Man

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.

The Singapore International Film Festival runs 26 November – 6 December as part of the Singapore Media Festival.

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