Experience the joys and aches of each character’s rite of passage as they come of age.
A young person’s transition to adulthood can come in many forms–from learning to cope with tragedy to grasping to define your identity when you exist as the second half of a twin. Experience the joys and aches of each character’s rite of passage and make your Reel Asian visit a rite of passage in itself. Reach beyond the beauty of Indonesia’s famed Wakatobi marine environs The Mirror Never Lies (Nov 10). Watch Ame and Yuki learn to harness their wolf powers in a human world in Wolf Children (Nov 10) And see the twins induced mayhem of Cha Cha for Twins (Nov 17)
THE MIRROR NEVER LIES
Director Kamila Andini | Indonesia 2011 | 100:00 | Toronto Premiere
Reaching beneath the mere beauty of the renowned Wakatobi region comes this award-winning coming-of-age story about the tenuous relationships between sea and community, mother and daughter, life and death.
CHA CHA FOR TWINS
Director Yang-Yi Chien & Jim Wang | Taiwan 2012 | 101:00 | Canadian Premiere
Writer and co-Director Yang Yi-Chien, herself a twin, reaches into the emotional side of relationships between twin siblings in this charming Taiwanese film for all ages. Winner of Best Narrative Feature and Best Screenplay at the Taipei Film Festival.
Director Mamoru Hosoda | Japan 2012 | 117:00 | Canadian Premiere
From director Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars) comes his latest masterpiece about Hana, a young woman who falls in love with a werewolf and bears wolf children.