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Zhang Ziyi graces SGIFF Red Carpet Opening

The Singapore International Film Festival opened last night to much fanfare and glitz with world-renowned stars

You hardly get a red carpet rolled out for international celebrities in Singapore, but when it happens, it’s magical.

Last night, a throng of celebrities graced the Festival Opening of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) at Shaw House. Among them were French actress Juliette Binoche, acclaimed director John Woo, and Hollywood pearl Zhang Ziyi.

We headed down to grab some snapshots for you guys, and these stars are putting on the ritz!

The Crossing’s director John Woo (A Better Tomorrow, Red Cliff) with his wife (left) and daughter
Renowned French actress Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, chocolat, Godzilla) has a feature documentary in SGIFF that has sold out its tickets
We also spotted local personality Allan Wu gracing the event!
Wu shares that he loves action films, but recommends that everyone checks out the festival as a whole for all its genres
Actor Tong Dawei, who plays soldier Tong Da Qing in The Crossing, took shyly to the red carpet
Tong is personable and lively on stage, sharing that his co-star Zhang Ziyi helped him develop emotional depth for his character in The Crossing
The long-awaited appearance of veteran actress Zhang Ziyi, decked out in a glamorous red dress, drew out cheers and waves from the crowd



Zhang is a natural on the red carpet!


Ending the night: Zhang poses with the Woo family

Story and photos by Pamela Chow