Asian Film Picks at InsideOut 2013: “See For Yourself”

 

 

 

 

Only two days away from the 23rd annual Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival and we’re super excited about the festival’s offerings this year! Inside Out will run from Thursday May 23 – Sunday June 2. All film screenings will be at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Buy tickets here. Check out our Asian highlight film picks below!

SATURDAY MAY 25

Before You Know It DIR: PJ Raval. Reel Asian screened PJ’s film, “Lead Role-Father”, back in 2006.

SUNDAY MAY 26

Schoolgirl Complex DIR: Yuichi Onuma. World premiere

MONDAY MAY 27

The Last Time I Saw Macao DIR: João Pedro Rodrigues and João Rui Guerra de Mata
…and the unclaimed (…ebong bewarish) DIR: Debalina Majumder
Preceded by short film “Two Girls Against the Rain” DIR: Sopheak Sao
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? DIR: Arvin Chen. REEL ASIAN CO-PRES. Reel Asian showed Arvin’s film, “Au Revoir Taipei”, for their Closing Gala film in 2010.

TUESDAY MAY 28

Chupachups DIR: Ji-suk Kyung. Part of Lesbian Shorts: Tealights and Tofu
Pit Stop DIR: Yen Tan. Malaysian-American filmmaker. Centrepiece Gala

FRIDAY MAY 31

Soongava: Dance of the Orchids DIR: Subarna Thapa
Urmi DIR: Jehangir Jani. Part of Transplanetarium Shorts programme
Transit DIR: Regina Tan. Part of Transplanetarium Shorts programme

SATURDAY JUNE 1

Banana Boy DIR: Samuel Chow. Part of QVMP Retrospective. “Banana Boy” screened at Reel Asian festival in 2003

SUNDAY JUNE 2

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth DIR: Pratibha Parmar. South Asian Filmmaker born in Kenya raised in UK. Closing Gala

Also to note, CANADIAN AWARDS JURY Christine Chew. Toronto-based filmmaker and photographer. Her strong visual background has landed her credits in magazines worldwide, including TIME and PEOPLE MAGAZINE. Christine’s first film, Falling For Caroline, has played in over 50 film festivals around the world. Her most recent short, Slow Burn, was part of Inside Out’s World’s Best Shorts program in 2011

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