Award-winning Films at Reel Asian!

These films have picked up multiple notable awards and generated electrying buzz amongst film fans! 

Reel Asian is proud to screen the following award-winning international feature films at our festival this year!

Ripples of Desire
Sat Nov 16. 7:00pm – Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St.
Zero Chou’s big-budget period drama features Taiwanese pop idols Ivy Chen and Michelle Chen as talented courtesans caught in a web of love and betrayal.

Without Shepherds
Sat Nov 9, 1:00pm – The Royal, 608 College St.
Directors: Cary McClelland (in attendance), Imran Babur | USA/Pakistan 2013 | 90:00 | Urdu, Dari, Pashtu, English with English subtitles | Rated PG | Canadian Premiere
“What is the meaning of Pakistan?” cricket star-turned-opposition leader Imran Khan asks the crowd at a political rally. This sprawling documentary follows six very different Pakistanis trying to define their dynamic but misunderstood country.

The Great Passage
Thu Nov 14, 7:00pm – Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
Director: Yuya Ishii | Japan 2013 | 133:00 | Japanese w/ English subtitles | Rated PG | Toronto Premiere
Japan’s 2013 Oscar-entry for Best Foreign Language Film is a gentle love story about awkward linguist Majime (Ryuhei Matsuda) and his landlady’s daughter (Miyazaki Aoi), as Majime takes on the momentous task of editing a new dictionary and defining the word “love”.

How To Use Guys With Secret Tips
Director: Lee Won-suk | South Korea 2013 | 116:00 | Korean with English subtitles | Toronto Premiere | Rated PG
Choi Bo-Na spends her days on movie sets hiding in the shadow of her sexist boss and baggy hoodie. When she stumbles upon a secret instructional video, she suddenly gets more romantic attention than she bargained for.


The Rocket
Sun Nov 10, 5:30pm – The Royal
Director: Kim Mordaunt | Laos/Australia 2013 | 96:00 | Lao with English subtitles | Rated G | Toronto Premiere
Following in the steps of Whale Rider and Beasts of the Southern Wild, this coming-of-age story from the lush and seldom-seen country of Laos has captivated critics and audiences around the world.