BRUNEI has caught the eyes of the film world with its much anticipated feature film, Yasmine, and has been selected to be screened at the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF).
The film, directed by the country’s very first female film director, Siti Kamaluddin, will be showcased at one of the programmes under the film festival, Film Panorama, along with hundreds of movies from different countries and regions.
These movies to be featured in Film Panorama have been chosen for their content, style and themes and have been either highly recommended by the organising committee or are global premieres.
SIFF is one the biggest film festivals in East Asia and has 35 selected star-level cinemas, which were approved to screen films during the Film Panorama, Asia’s biggest and most varied film festival programme. This year’s Shanghai-based festival will be held from June 14 to 22.
Yasmine features an all-star cast from the nation and the region. Local Liyana Yus, who plays the lead character of the movie, is joined by legendary Dato’ M Nasir and Soo Wincci from Malaysia and Indonesia’s Arifin Putra and Reza Rahadian among others.
Set to premier on August 21 in theatres in the Sultanate, Indonesia and Singapore, the movie media campaign is now in full swing with the launch of the “Yasmine Pose” Instagram Competition, where participants can stand a chance to win tickets to the Gala Premier.
The Brunei Times
Sunday, June 8, 2014