Sneak Peek at 2010 Line-up

Reel Asian announces this year’s special presentations, selected international features, and gallery installation.

We are excited to share some of the outstanding films and works we have selected for the 14th year of our festival:


AU REVOIR TAIPEI (一頁台北)
Dir. Arvin Chen (陳駿霖) | Taiwan | 2010 | Canadian Premiere | Dir. in Attendance
8:00 PM | Sun 14 Nov 2010 | The Royal | 608 College St @ Clinton | Trailer | Buy Tickets

A lovesick boy, a passive-aggressive bookstore clerk, a jaded mob boss, and a flamboyant gangster come together in this brilliant adventure-romance caper.

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BI, DON’T BE AFRAID (Bi, đừng sợ!)
Dir. Dang Di Phan (Phan Đăng Di) | Vietnam/France/Germany | 2010
9:00 PM | Thu 11 Nov 2010 | Innis Town Hall | 2 Sussex Av @ St. George | Trailer |
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Told through the innocent eyes of six-year-old Bi, this family drama takes a frank look at sexual desire and repression in modern-day Vietnam.
*Passes and 4-paks are now on sale. Individual tickets go on sale October 12

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TOILET (トイレット)
Dir. Naoko Ogigami (荻上直子) | Japan/Canada | 2010 | North American Premiere
7:15 PM | Sat 13 Nov 2010 | Innis Town Hall | 2 Sussex Av @ St. George | Trailer | Buy Passes to Reel Asian
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Three siblings — a nerdy engineer, a brilliant pianist, and an aspiring air guitarist — struggle to relate to their estranged Japanese grandmother after the death of their mother. Shot in Toronto and featuring a Canadian cast.
*Passes and 4-paks are now on sale. Individual tickets go on sale October 12

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OXHIDE II (牛皮 2)
Dir. Liu Jiayin (劉伽茵) | China | 2009 | Toronto Premiere
2:15 PM | Sat 13 Nov 2010 | Innis Town Hall | 2 Sussex Av @ St. George | Buy Passes to Reel Asian
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A father, mother, and daughter (the filmmaker) make dumplings together in this brilliant feature film wherein simple actions become mesmerizing and meaningful.
*Passes and 4-paks are now on sale. Individual tickets go on sale October 12

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DOOMAN RIVER (두만강)
Dir. Zhang Lu (장률) | South Korea/France | 2010 | Toronto Premiere
8:30 PM | Wed 10 Nov 2010 | Innis Town Hall | 2 Sussex Av @ St. George | Trailer | Buy Passes to Reel Asian
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Chang-ho and Jeong-Jin live on opposite sides of the Dooman River, which divides China from North Korea. Amid growing tension, the two young boys form an unlikely friendship. Berlin Film Festival Special Mention 2010.
*Passes and 4-paks are now on sale. Individual tickets go on sale October 12

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SPECIAL PRESENTATION: SUITE SUITE CHINATOWN
7:45 PM | Fri 12 Nov 2010 | The Royal | 608 College St @ Clinton

This commission by Chinese Toronto-based directors on the theme of “Chinatown” includes new music and live performance by the Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School stage band. New work by Lesley Loksi Chan, Lillian Chan, Aram Siu Wai Collier, Heather Keung, Serena Lee, Howie Shia, and Joyce Wong.

SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION: KOJI YAMAMURA – MASTERY OF THE FORM
12:00 PM | Sat 13 Nov 2010 | NFB Cinema | 150 John St @ Richmond

One of the most successful auteur animation filmmakers in Japan today, Koji Yamamura (山村 浩二) will be in Toronto for a master class and curated program by Michael Fukushima and Marco de Blois.

GALLERY INSTALLATION: RMB CITY (人民城寨) by Cao Fei
Exhibition opens Nov 12 | A Space Gallery | 401 Richmond St W | Suite 110

Cao Fei (曹斐 a.k.a. China Tracy) is a guide, philosopher, and tourist in RMB City, a virtual utopia in Second Life.

SNEAK PEEK INTO THE INDUSTRY SERIES

Buy your industry series pass at early bird pricing! Sessions from our industry series will include:

  • SO YOU THINK YOU CAN PITCH? LIVE FINALE
  • SCRIPTWRITING WORKSHOP: TAKING THE LEAP FROM SHORTS TO FEATURES
  • ANIMATION MASTER CLASS WITH KOJI YAMAMURA

Click here for more information about the industry series.

 

 

Early bird ticketing starts today so visit TicketWeb to get your tickets and passes now!