SARAH LIAN GETS NOD AT FRENCH FILM FEST
She has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in thriller ‘Jasmine’, writes SYAHIRAH MOKHTAZAR
FROM the city of dreams to the capital of the French Riviera, actress Sarah Lian is carrying the Jalur Gemilang. After bagging the Best Supporting Actress award at the Los Angeles Film Awards for her role in the psychological thriller Jasmine last month, the 33-year-old, who was born in Taiping, announced on her Instagram that she has been nominated for the same award and film at the upcoming Nice International Film Festival 2017 in Nice, France.
In her Instagram post, she wrote: “Just found out from the director that I’ve been nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Nice International Film Festival (IFF) this May! What an honour! All the way in the French Riviera.”
When contacted by the New Straits Times, the actress could not help but gush about the news.
“It’s awesome that people enjoy the film.
“The Nice IFF is bigger than other independent film festivals that we’ve submitted to, so it’s great.”
Directed by Dax Phelan, Jasmine is a story about a man searching for his wife’s murderer. Lian plays a model and aspiring actress in the movie.
“Being nominated is so incredible, but then I realised who I was up against — my acting coach, Nahanni Johnstone, who is nominated for her role in Yellow Fever. I thought that was a phenomenal moment for the both of us!”
“She has coached me for more than a year in Toronto. She’s so amazing and she’s been working with me to help me understand acting a bit more. I’m happy for her.
“Jasmine is special to me because it led to great things in Hong Kong and Malaysia.
“It’s personal because the script is interesting and I’m proud to be part of it.”
On whether she will go to the film festival, Lian said she’s still in two minds since her schedule is tight.
Lian is in Singapore prepping to host a new show, set to begin filming at the end of July.
There is no word on what the programme will be about, but she has hinted that she will be travelling for the show.
Sarah Lian plays a model and aspiring actress in ‘Jasmine’.