Reel Asian’s 2009 Closing Night Gala gets Canadian release

Ciné-Asie is pleased to announce the Canadian release of Korean film BREATHLESS (Director Yang Ik-june) in Toronto on Friday, January 14th at Carlton Cinema. This award-winning pick was the sold-out Closing Night Gala film at Reel Asian in 2009.

This bold and blunt directional debut by Korean prolific actor, Yang Ik-june, unashamedly depicts the story of a low-life debt collector in Seoul. Yang stars himself as Sang-hoon, the violent and unscrupulous gangster with a difficult past, who comes across Yeon-hee, a high school girl with an equally difficult present. After a rather precarious start, the two manage to form a bizarre friendship of sorts amidst the hardships of their daily life.

Gina, Dean, Yang Ik-June (right) at Reel Asian's Closing Night in 2009

BREATHLESS will be playing at Carlton Cinema in Toronto from January 14th, 2011 to January 28th, 2011.

Watch the BREATHLESS trailer here and a live interview with Director Yang Ik-june from his visit to the 2009 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival here.