29th SGIFF: In Conversation | Joan Chen

Joan Chen is one of cinema’s most respected Asian stars, having appeared in more than 40 film and television roles that straddle both the commercial and independent arenas. As Chen’s alluring screen presence continues to dazzle critics and audiences worldwide, she has also developed a career behind the camera as a director, producer and writer (starting with 1998’s Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl). Join the Shanghai-born, California-dwelling Chen as she reflects on her experiences in Asian, European and Hollywood cinema, and the methods that animate all her creative work.

Joan Chen is a Chinese-American actress, director, screenwriter and producer. She first gained recognition for the film Little Flower (1979), and achieved international acclaim for her groundbreaking performance in the Academy Award-winning film The Last Emperor (1987). She is also known for her roles in Twin Peaks, Saving Face and The Home Song Stories. Chen moved into directing with Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl (1998), which went on to win Best Film, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards. Her most recent directing effort, English, is slated for release in 2019.

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Sat Dec 8, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM SGT
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The Salon, National Museum of Singapore
Free Seating (Refundable) SOLD OUT $5.00
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93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897 Singapore
Singapore International Film Festival