ReelWorld Co-presentation

Reel Asian is co-presenting SEX VOLUNTEER at the 10th anniversary edition of the ReelWorld Festival! Screenings are on April 8 @ 8:30pm and April 11@ 1:00pm.

Reel Asian is co-presenting the screening of Cho Kyeong-Duk (조경덕)‘s Sex Volunteer (섹스 볼란티어) at the 10th anniversary edition of the ReelWorld Film Festival.  View the Korean trailer here. With the Carlton Cinemas now shuttered, ReelWorld moves uptown this year to the Cineplex Canada Square venue (2190 Yonge St at Eglinton). Regular festival screenings are $10 or $5 at the venue for students and seniors (different pricing for galas).  Charge-by-phone at 1-800-595-4849 or buy tickets online.

Sex Volunteer film still

Sex Volunteer (섹스 볼란티어)
Dir: Cho Kyeong-Duk (조경덕) | South Korea 2009 | 123min | DVD
Film in Korean with English subtitles | View trailer (Korean)
8:30 PM | Thursday, April 8, 2010 | Cineplex Canada Square | Cinema 6
1:00 PM | Sunday, April 11, 2010 | Cineplex Canada Square | Cinema 6

What do a young female film student, a severely disabled man, and a priest have in common? They all get busted in a Korean hotel room on suspicion of prostitution. How do they plead? They claim the girl was a volunteer. That is just the beginning…

Sex Volunteer… It’s not what you think, seriously. Is it provocative? Yes, but not erotic. Is it disturbing? Yes, but only emotionally. Is it controversial? Yes, but only intellectually. It’s also raw, exploratory, and playful. The less you know, the better your experience of, Sex Volunteer.

- film notes by ReelWorld programmer Allison Wilson-Forbes

ReelWorld’s opening night gala (Wednesday April 7, 7:30pm at the Scotiabank Theatre) also has an Asian connection, with Canadian director Mateo Guez‘s Off World, shot with stunning cinematography in the Philippines.  Guez and his composer/producer Byron Wong will also be on hand for an in-depth discussion about the making of the film (Saturday April 10 @ 12:30pm), moderated by Telefilm Canada’s Danny Lyon.

Long-time Reel Asian donor and supporter Ada Vaughan‘s short Fantasy 745 screens with Tze Chun‘s feature Children of Invention (Friday April 9 @ 6:30pm and Saturday April 4 @ 10:00pm), while local Asian Canadian directors Sandra Feldman and Ian D. Mah are also at this year’s ReelWorld with their feature A Touch of Grey (Saturday April 10 @ 11:30am and 9:00pm). One of ReelWorld’s programmers this year is none other than Bobby Del Rio, seen on Reel Asian screens last fall as the lead in Mio Adilman‘s award-winning short Unlocked.