AU REVOIR TAIPEI (2010)
Director: Arvin Chen
Thursday, August 25th, 2016 • 6:00PM • TIFF Bell Lightbox • Trailer
SYNOPSIS: This quirky romantic comedy is Taiwanese-American Arvin Chen’s directorial feature debut. A box office success in Taiwan, the film also won the NETPAC Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2010. Au Revoir Taipei was selected as Reel Asian’s closing night film in 2010.
BETTER LUCK TOMORROW (2002)
Director: Justin Lin
Thursday, August 25th, 2016 • 8:45PM • TIFF Bell Lightbox • Trailer
SYNOPSIS: Directed by Justin Lin before his success with the Fast & Furious and Star Trek franchises, this film launched the filmmaker’s career and will forever be a staple in Asian cinema. This film was famously defended by the great Roger Ebert when he called out a rude audience member at Sundance, “This film has the right to be about this people, and Asian-Americans have the right to be whatever the hell they want to be. They do not have to ‘represent’ their people.”
Reel Asian’s RETRO SUMMER
At the beginning of the summer, we asked our audience to vote for their favourite “retro” Asian films with the promise that we would program the top vote-getters. After 2 weeks of public voting, the public decided on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Au Revoir Taipei, and Better Luck Tomorrow, with The Joy Luck Club being our pre-selected film.
Catch the award-winning quirky Taiwanese comedy Au Revoir Taipei and Justin Lin’s breakout film, Better Luck Tomorrow, #StarringJohnCho at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Thursday August 25th!