Reel Asian has grown wings!
As of May 1 – July 31, 2015, we’re proud to announce that Reel Asian will be bringing you in-flight entertainment on all international Air Canada flights.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME is a specially curated short film program from the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, featuring stories of family, love and loss, and how it really feels to come home. Be sure to look for the program in the World Movies category to view these award-winning films from Reel Asian.
Timothy Yeung | Hong Kong/Canada/USA | 18:35 | Cantonese w/ English subtitles
Li Jan, a girl from northern China arrives in Hong Kong with a 90-day tourist visa, is to be prepped and brought into the world of underground prostitution. As she delves deeper into the world, the phone call she desperately wants to make seems further and further beyond her grasp. Winner of Reel Asian’s 2014 CHCH Best Canadian Film Award
Timothy Yeung is a Canadian-born Chinese filmmaker from Toronto, is currently working towards his first feature film, which will also be his thesis film at NYU.
WOMEN IN FRAGMENTS
Zhou Quan | USA/China/Japan | 21:55
A Chinese-American dancer’s discovery of her mother’s hidden illness leads to an exploration of her vulnerability, inner strength, and love for her mother.
Born and raised in Shaoxing, Zhou Quan grew up in one of China’s oldest cities. He left his hometown for Melbourne, Australia in 2005. In 2013, he graduated from American Film Institute Conservatory with an MFA in Directing.
THE HOME PROMISED
Betty Xie | Canada | 20:00 | Mandarin, Taiwanese w/ English subtitles
When residents in an old neighbourhood face eviction, they struggle to fight for relocation. Through this process, they find a home that they never knew they had. As an emerging filmmaker, Betty Xie believes that extraordinary stories are embedded in the everyday life of ordinary people, and she is on a life-long search for the extraordinary/ordinary.
As an emerging filmmaker, Betty Xie believes that extraordinary stories are embedded in the everyday life of ordinary people, and she is on a life-long search for the extraordinary/ordinary.
THE BUSY YOUNG PSYCHIC
Chen Ho-Yu | Taiwan | 29:00 | Taiwanese w/ English subtitles
A young psychic is faced with a choice between fulfilling the responsibility placed by superstitious adults and living up her teenage life.
Chen Ho-yu is a graduate student in the Department of Motion Pictures in the National Taiwan University of Arts. He has always wanted to have super powers since he was little and he is still trying to make that happen.
Francois Yang | France/Switzerland | 18:45 | French, Mandarin w/ English subtitles
Alex is reluctant to celebrate the moon festival with his family, and would rather spend the evening with his French girlfriend. His heart is torn, however, when he rekindles his friendship with a childhood family friend.
Francois Yang was born in Switzerland in 1978 and has Chinese origins, but he has always lived in Europe. He is now working on his first feature film, an international coproduction between Swiss, France and Belgium, taking place in the Chinese community in Paris.
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