Taiwanese film “Panay” has been selected as the opening film of the upcoming Singapore International Film Festival (Nov. 26 – Dec. 6).

The film is set in an indigenous community in Taiwan and tells a story of a mother’s return from the city to her home town to care for her ailing father. The woman reconnects with her children and seeks her roots. The film’s Chinese-language title means ‘Children of the Sun’.

Co-directed by Cheng Yu-chieh and Lekal Sumi, the film previously played at the Taipei Film Festival, where it won the audience award. It stars singer-songwriter Ado’ Kaliting Pacidal and award-winning actor Bokeh Kosang.

The 26th edition of the Singapore festival will take place across various venues, including Marina Bay Sands, the National Museum of Singapore, Shaw Theatres Lido, National Gallery Singapore, The Arts House, The Projector and The Substation.