Asian selections at TIFF: what will you be watching?

With TIFF only 2 days away, if you haven’t already selected your films (or purchased your tickets), you better get on it now!  There are several stellar Asian selections this year that should not be missed.  What will YOU be watching?

Vanguard Program:

  • Confessions (Tetsuya Nakashima, Japan) Canadian Premiere

Masters Program:

  • 13 Assassins (Takashi Miike, Japan) North American Premiere
  • I Wish I Knew (Jia Zhang-ke, China/The Netherlands) North American Premiere
  • Poetry (Lee Chang-dong, South Korea) North American Premiere
  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, U.K./Thailand/France/Germany/Spain) North American Premiere

Discovery Program:

  • The Piano in a Factory (Zhang Meng, China) World Premiere
  • Pinoy Sunday (Wi Ding Ho, Taiwan) North American Premiere
  • Sandcastle (Boo Junfeng, Singapore) North American Premiere

Contemporary World Cinema:

  • Aftershock (Feng Xiaogang, China)
  • All About Love (Anne Hui, Hong Kong, China)
  • Break Up Club (Barbara Wong, Hong Kong)
  • Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (Tsui Hark, Hong Kong, China)
  • The Fourth Portrait (Chung Mong-Hong, Taiwan)
  • Late Autumn (Kim Tae-Yong, South Korea)
  • Oki’s Movie (Hong Sangsoo, South Korea)

Midnight Madness:

  • The Butcher, The Chef and the Swordsman (Wuershan, Hong Kong, China/USA) World Premiere
  • Fire of Conscience (Dante Lam, Hong Kong, China) North American Premiere
  • Red Nights (Julien Carbon, Laurent Courtiaud, Hong Kong, China/France) World Premiere

Canada First! Program:

  • High Cost of Living (Deborah Chow, QC) World Premiere

And of course, we are looking forward to the gala screening of erotic thriller Housemaid (Imm Sang-soo, South Korea) which 10 lucky Reel Asian fans just won tickets to.  Happy TIFF-ing!