Press Launch at the Japan Foundation!

Reel Asian announces official 2009 lineup.


Photo: Taku Kumabe

Filmmakers, sponsors, and community partners joined Reel Asian at the Japan Foundation last night to unveil the official 2009 lineup.  This year’s festival will open with Hong Kong blockbuster cop drama OVERHEARD, and close with the critically-acclaimed, hard-hitting indie pic BREATHLESS from South Korea. Artistic Director Heather Keung and International Programmer Raymond Phathanavirangoon revealed this year’s slate of international features and over 30 homegrown Canadian titles.

Executive Director Sonia Sakamoto-Jog commented on the evening: “It was awesome to announce this year’s programming and feel the excitiment from the audience. It was great to share our lineup with our family of supporters, sponsors, and partners who make this festival possible.”

Please click here for festival screening schedule.