Friday, October 27, 2006


THE QUEEN leads the nominations for British Independent Film Awards; I DON'T WANT TO LIVE ALONE wins two nominations at the Golden Horse Awards.

The British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) announced their nominees on Wednesday at Soho House. In its ninth year, the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) has established itself as one of the most important awards ceremonies in the British film industry and is regarded as a kick-off to the Awards Season. The BIFA 2006 will take place on Wednesday November 29th in Central London.

The highly-anticipated THE QUEEN leads the nominations race in all the leading categories such as BEST BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM, BEST DIRECTOR (Stephen Frears), BEST ACTRESS (Helen Mirren), BEST SCREENPLAY and two nominations for BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT (for Make-Up and for Production Design). Dame Helen Mirren will also receive THE VARIETY UK PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR during the BIFA ceremony for her lead role in THE QUEEN.

Directed by award-winning director Stephen Frears and starring Helen Mirren, THE QUEEN focuses on Queen Elisabeth II (Helen Mirren) and her dealing of the immediate aftermath of the tragic death of Princess Diana. In cinemas in Singapore on January 4th.

On another note, at the 43rd Golden Horse Film Festival in Taiwan, I DON'T WANT TO SLEEP ALONE, directed by Taiwanese master Tsai Ming Liang and shot on location in Kuala Lumpur, has received nominations for Best Supporting Actress (Perlly Chua) and Best Sound effect. I DON'T WANT TO SLEEP ALONE will be released in Singapore in 2007.

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