This year’s Reel Asian international features highlight the best and brightest filmmakers to watch out for
Our international features highlight the best and brightest filmmakers to watch out for right now including Huang Ji’s daring Egg and Stone (Nov 8), Musa Syeed’s double-Sundance Award winning Valley of Saints (Nov 9), and Shuichi Okita’s The Woodsman and the Rain (Nov 17) starring Koji Yakusho as lumberjack turned zombie. From Rotterdam to Sundance, these films have won multiple awards and truly reflect the best in Asian cinema!
EGG & STONE
Director Huang Ji | China 2012 | 100:00 | Toronto Premiere | Director in Attendance
Shot in Director Huang Ji’s hometown in Hunan, this quietly disturbing autobiographical and award-winning debut feature uncovers the taboo subject of family abuse through the eyes of 14-year-old Honggui.
VALLEY OF SAINTS
Director Musa Sayeed | USA/Kashmir 2012 | 82:00 | Toronto Premiere | Director in Attendance
Upon the beautiful but troubled Dal Lake in Kashmir, a young boatman’s world is opened up by a visiting scientist in this lyrical drama about friendship, family and home. Winner of two Sundance awards.
THE WOODSMAN AND THE RAIN
Director Shuichi Okita | Japan 2011 | 127:00 | Canadian Premiere
Celebrated Japanese actor Koji Yakusho plays a lonely lumberjack whose life is drastically changed when he’s unwittingly enlisted into helping a spineless young filmmaker to complete his low budget zombie movie.