June is set to be looking very bright indeed as the who’s who of the silver screen industry are descending on our shores to dazzle us for the inaugural ScreenSingapore 2011.
Held from June 5 onwards, the eight-day event will see a galaxy of stars like Lust, Caution star Tang Wei, Bollywood's Shah Rukh Khan and Hollywood veteran Tom Hanks, descend on Singapore to attend various red carpet events held at cineplexes across the island.
The opening evening will also include teaser trailers for high profile films from two Hong Kong directors, Gordon Chan's Mural and Jingle Ma's Speed Angel.
ScreenSingapore also scored a coup with Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan joining the Singapore red carpet. Khan will present promotional footage from his science fiction superhero film Ra.One as part of Bollywood Night. The evening also includes the local premiere of Anees Bazmee's comedy Ready.
Here’s a sneak peek of Ra.One:
Japan Night includes screenings of Shinjo Takehiko's Paradise Kiss— the live-action adaptation of Yazawa's Ai's manga and the local premiere of 3-D concert film May'n the Movie: Phonic Nation. Kiss' actress Omasa Aya and singer May'n are set to attend their screenings.
The highlight of Action Night is the world premiere of Wong Jing's martial-arts comedy Treasure Inn that will be attended by Nick Cheung and Betty Huang. It will screen alongside French action film The Assault, with director Julien Leclercq and actress Mélanie Bernier will attend.
Singapore Night comprises of two films by overseas-based Singapore film-makers: Where the Road Meets the Sun, directed by Yong Mun Chee, and Jesus Henry Christ, produced by Sukee Chew. There will also be a four-film season of films by versatile local director Kelvin Tong.
The event closes with the regional premiere of Larry Crowne in the attendance of its star and director Tom Hanks. Hollywood Night includes the local premiere of J. J. Abrams' Super 8.
Check out Tom Hanks’ latest film here:
While most of these events are invite-only (good on you if you’ve managed to score an invite), film buffs will be in for a treat because there will be a whole slew of advance screenings. Throughout Jun 5-12, ScreenSingapore will feature sneak preview screenings at major cineplexes – Golden Village, Shaw and Cathay – where movie buffs can catch sneak previews of prominent Hollywood, European and Asian films ahead of their scheduled release in cinemas.