In case you're not already aware, today marks the first Singapore film - Wee Li Lin's Forever - to receive a double world premiere at two prestigious film festivals, that of the Cairo International Film Festival, which is one of the FIAPF accredited A festivals, and closer to home, the Jakarta International Film Festival, one of the most renowned in our South East Asian region which managed to pull through its financial challenges to organize its 12th edition.
Forever is a Mandarin-language film shot on location in Singapore . The main cast includes Taiwanese actor Mo Tzu Yi, Singapore award-winning theatre actress Joanna Dong and newcomer Sarah Ng Li-Wen.
The writer-director will be at Jakarta with Art Director Charles Lim, while producer Silvia Wong will be at Cairo. The Jakarta screening will take place at 730pm Jakarta time, while that in Cairo will be for press at 330pm Cairo time with the general screening on 4 Dec Saturday at 7pm. Hopefully we'll get to read some reactions about the film soon!
For local audiences, we'll have to wait until March 2011 before we can lay our eyes on it, but in the meantime, why not visit the movie's Facebook Page to keep abreast of any updates coming from the filmmakers and production team?