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ScreenSingapore opens

Writer: Joyce Chia

6 Jun - Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi with ScreenSingapore board member Dennis Davidson was the head-turner at the GV Vivocity red carpet gala premiere for Hong Kong thriller "The Devil Inside Me" last night.

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi with ScreenSingapore board member Dennis Davidson.

The event set the tone for the launch of the inaugural 8-day film business convention ScreenSingapore which began yesterday.

Zhang, who last visited Singapore in 2009, flew in yesterday afternoon, amid a downpour that caused flash floods in some areas. She has recently completed filming Wong Kar Wai's Ip Man movie "The Grand Master".

She looked cheerful and enthusiastic in a sequined Ralph Lauren black dress and elbow-high gloves on the red carpet.

Other celebrities who walked the red carpet were Taiwan's Anya Wu and Singapore's multi-hyphenate Irene Ang.

Hong Kong filmmaker Gordon Chan with this "The Mural" cast members – Collin Chou, Xie Nan, Yan Ni, Bao Bei-Er and Liu Yan - were also in attendance.

Zhang will walk the red carpet once again on the closing night at Shaw Lido on Saturday, along with stars Tom Hanks, Lee Byung Hun and Vanness Wu, for the Asia-Pacific premiere of Hanks' upcoming dramedy "Larry Crowne".

The film event will see gala premieres of 11 films and sneaks at Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, GV Plaza and Shaw Lido every day of the week.

Cinema Online, 06 June 2011