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SCFF Featured Film Downstream

Downstream by director Guo Zhen is one of the short films that will be showcased at this year’s Singapore Chinese Film Festival. Image: Singapore Chinese Film Festival Facebook Page

A number of notable award-winning Chinese-language movies will be shown in Singapore for the first time, at the upcoming Singapore Chinese Film Festival. 

Movies to look out for include Jia Zhangke’s crime flick A Touch Of Sin (2013), which won the award for Best Screenplay at Cannes last year, as well as the Hou Hsiao-hsien-produced documentary Beyond Beauty: Taiwan From Above (2013), which won the award for Best Documentary at the Golden Horse Awards last year.

Also on the line-up: Hong Kong hip-hop flick The Way We Dance (2013), whose lead actress Cherry Ngan earned a nomination for Best Actress at last year’s Golden Horse.

In total, the festival will be screening more than 36 films across the island at locations including The Cathay cineplex to the National Museum, from April 17 to 27.

More programme details will be released in the coming weeks. Check the event’s official Facebook page ( for more details.

This article was first run in The Straits Times newspaper on March 14, 2014. For similar stories, go to You will not be able to access the Premium section of The Straits Times website unless you are already a subscriber.