Asian picks at TIFF

This year’s TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) takes place September 6 to 16 with 13 programmes at 40 venues across downtown Toronto. Founded in 1976, the TIFF is now one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world and one of the most important celebrations by filmmakers and movie fans in Canada. Here is a look at our Asian picks from this year’s selections so far:

Beijing Flickers (by Yuan Zhang, China)
Caught in the Web (featuring work by Chen Kaige, Japan/China)
Dangerous Liaisons (featuring work by Hur Jin-ho, China, 2012)
Dreams for Sale (featuring work by Nishikawa Miwa, Japan)
English Vinglish (featuring work by Gauri Shinde, India, 2012)
Mekong Hotel (by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand/UK/France)
Midnight’s Children (featuring work by Deepa Mehta, Canada / United Kingdom, 2012)
Motorway (by Soi Cheang, Hong Kong)
Shanghai (by Dibakar Banerjee, India)
Ship of Theseus (by Anand Ghandi, India)
Tai Chi 0 (featuring work by Stephen Fung, China, 2012)
Three Sisters (by Wang Bing, France/Hong Kong)
Walker (by Tsai Ming-liang, Hong Kong/China)
When Night Falls (by Ying Liang, South Korea/China)

The full schedule will be announced on August 21, and more movies will be announced! More info on TIFF here.