18th Annual Edition
November 6-16, 2014 

Friday, 21 September 2012 15:45
Sneak a Peek at this year’s festival films!


Reel Asian will be announcing our full festival line-up at our Official Press Launch on October 9, 2012.

In the meantime, we want to give you a taste of this year’s selections:

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Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings
Director Tadashi Nakamura | USA 2012 | 60:00 | Canadian Premiere | Trailer
Jake Shimabukuro plays the ukulele but not like anything ever seen or heard before in this rock documentary on the pioneering Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso who propelled this simple four-string instrument to dazzling heights.

Co-Presenter: torontoUKES & Corktown Ukulele Jam | Community Partners: North By NortheastRoyal Conservatory of MusicToronto Symphony Orchestra


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A Fish
Director Park Hong-min | South Korea 2011 | 100:00 | Toronto Premiere | Trailer
A professor traces rumours revealing his wife has become a possessed shaman in this mesmerizing exploration of the spirit world.  A Fish is Reel Asian’s first 3D film presentation.

Community Partners: Korea Tourism OrganizationToronto Korean Film FestivalDeloitteKorean Canadian Cultural Association

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Valley of Saints
Director Musa Sayeed | USA/Kashmir 2012 | 82 min | Toronto Premiere | Trailer
Upon the beautiful but troubled Dal Lake in Kashmir, a young boatman’s world is opened up by a visiting scientist in this lyrical drama about friendship, family and home.  Winner of two Sundance awards.

Community Partners: MyBindiPlanet In FocusDeloitte

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Cold Steel
Director David Wu | China 2011 | 101:00 | Toronto Premiere | Trailer |  Music Video
Bullets fly, swords are drawn and enemies slashed in John Woo’s longtime collaborator David Wu’s historical film that recalls the energy and glory of classic 1980s Hong Kong action films. Starring Tony Leung Ka Fai

Presenting Sponsor: Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office (Canada) - Toronto | Community Partners: Toronto After Dark Film FestivalThe OmeletToronto Chinese Business AssociationToronto Chinese Business Association - Jr ChapterTwitchUltra 8 Pictures

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10 + 10
Omnibus | Taiwan 2011 | 115:00 | Toronto Premiere | Trailer
Commissioned by the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, twenty of Taiwan’s top young and veteran directors each direct five-minute shorts to highlight the uniqueness of Taiwan.  The resulting stories are a multifaceted panorama of Taiwanese society ranging from thriller to silent cinema to dark comedy. Including work by Hou Hsiao-hsien, Arvin Chen and Chang Tso-chi.

Presenting Sponsor: Taipei Economic & Cultural Office, Toronto | Community Partners: Taiwanese Canadian Association of TorontoFormosa Cultural Society of Ontario

Reel Asian's full line-up for the 2012 annual festival will be announced on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.

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