Have A Nice Day 好极了
Sat Nov 11, 11:30am – TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
Contemporary China is submerged in writer-director Liu Jian’s ultrarealistic animation, where a bag with millions of dollars has gone missing, and gangsters, opportunists, and lovers all search for the missing treasure.
Jesus is Dead
Sat Nov 11, 1:30pm – TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
When Iyay learns that Jesus, her estranged husband, has died, she takes her children on an inter-island road trip in her extra-mini minivan to attend his funeral.
The Mainour & the Eye-Witness തൊണ്ടിമുത്താലം ദിരിക്സാഷ്ഷ്യം
Sun Nov 12, 11:30am – TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
Married inter-caste lovers Sreeja and Prasad’s plans to start a new life are upended when a wiley thief steals Sreeja’s gold chain and then confuses the police with loopholes in their story. A dark comedy of errors starring Fahad Faisil that will leave you doubting until the end.
Sun Nov 12, 3:00pm – TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers who own a struggling women’s shoe store, have an unlikely friendship with 11-year-old Kamilla. On the first day of the 1992 L.A. riots, the trio must defend the store while contemplating the meaning of family and thinking about personal dreams and the future.
Mon Nov 13, 1:00pm – TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3
Across the driver’s seat, building blocks slide past the windowsill and work feels fleeting, portable. A tacit, physiological effort, labour confers value on kin, marking who is worthy, and who, in debt.
Pulse of Taiwan
Mon Nov 13, 4:00pm – TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3
In a special collaboration with the Kaohsiung Film Festival, Reel Asian presents four award-winning short films about family relationships and finding love in the age of artificial intelligence. Pulse of Taiwan marks the inaugural programming exchange between the Kaohsiung Film Festival and Reel Asian, whose own selected shorts program screened earlier in October.
Field of Touch
Tue Nov 14, 1:00pm – TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3
Consider a finger pointed towards an eye, getting closer. The possibility of contact can spur with- drawal. Veering between rift and proximity, the estranged begins to feel unusually touchable. You retreat, you cajole.
The Hand that Feeds
Wed Nov 15, 1:00pm – The Commons @ 401 Richmond, Bachir/Yerex PresentationSpace
There is a way in which wind currents are structured. I’m told I must breathe like this. Softly, in a pattern, so no one can hear. One day, I exhale.
Thu Nov 16, 1:00pm – The Commons @ 401 Richmond, Bachir/Yerex PresentationSpace
When the audience gathers at night, the air feels heavy. The daughter becomes muse; the performer, a confidante. You hide in the green room. Thick with greasepaint, you reveal.
These following educational films are free even after 6PM*
Sat Nov 11, 2:30pm – Innis Town Hall
Follow the lives of five different tea makers in South Asia, as they spend their days connecting the diverse citizens of India in the nation’s constant need for piping hot masala chai.
A Piece of Paradise
Sat Nov 18, 2:30pm – Innis Town Hall
For five years, director Patrick Alcedo captures the everyday life of Norlyn, Em-Em, and Betsy as they navigate living and working in Toronto while dreaming of the day they can visit the Philippines again.
A Whale of a Tale
Sat Nov 18, 6:00pm – Innis Town Hall
With a more nuanced observation on both sides of the argument, the documentary revisits the whale fishing town of Taiji, made infamous by the Oscar-winning film The Cove almost a decade earlier.