Brunei movie ‘Yasmine’ to make an appearance at Swiss film festival

Adib Noor

IT’S another milestone for Bruneian feature film ‘Yasmine’ as it has been selected to take part in a Swiss-based film festival from tomorrow until July 12.

The movie, directed by Brunei’s first female director, Siti Kamaluddin, has been invited to be featured under the the New Cinema category of the Asian Section of the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival 2014 (NIFFF).

Other entries in the same category include Japanese director, Noboru Iguchi —known for his work in Robo-Geisha and The Machine Girl — who will be unveiling his latest work, “Live” alongside one of the film’s lead actresses, Airi Yamamoto.

Representing Yasmine at the festival are its director and action director, Chan Man Ching. Also expected at the 14th edition of the festival is George R R Martin, the creator of the Game of Thrones.

The other Yasmine cast and crew, on the other hand, will be on tour in Indonesia to promote the movie before its general release in the country and the Sultanate on August 21.

Dedicated to fantastic movies, Asian cinema and future images, the NIFFF is a platform for films ranging from renowned directors to budding filmmakers to showcase their art. Participants can compete in any of the following five sections: International, Asian, Best Swiss Short Film, Best European Short Film and Swiss Video Art Competitions.

The Brunei Times
Thursday, July 3, 2014


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