The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, presented by National Bank, proudly presents the 2015 Spring showcase series, REMADE: LOVE, HATE, DEBATE from Friday May 15 to Saturday May 16 at AGO Jackman Hall. All screenings are free and open to public.
The series will spotlight three films over the course of the weekend, centered around the discussion of Asian remakes. The showcase kicks off with the Canadian premiere of SUPERMEN OF MALEGAON, a documentary on a small town in India, where a group of cinema enthusiasts make their own low-budget funny spoofs of Bollywood films.
On Saturday, May 16, the box office hit MISS GRANNY will be screened alongside 20 ONCE AGAIN, the Chinese remake of the film. The films share the same story – a 70-year old woman who magically transforms into her 20-year old self – but presented in their own cultural setting. 20 ONCE AGAIN, like its original Korean counterpart, opened in China this year with impressive box office numbers.
Free admission for all film screenings. Tickets available one hour before screening and are subject to a first-come, first-served basis.
SUPERMEN OF MALEGAON
Dir. Faiza Ahmad Khan
Friday May 15, 7:30PM | AGO Jackman Hall (317 Dundas St. W)
SYNOPSIS: Malegaon, a small town in India, is fraught with communal tension and economic depression. To escape, its people seek refuge in the fantastical world of cinema. This passion for cinema has spurred a group of cinema enthusiasts to make their own films-quirky, low budget, socially aware and notoriously funny spoofs of Bollywood films. Their ambition has grown and now they are ready to take on Hollywood and Superman. TRAILER
MISS GRANNY 수상한 그녀
Dir. Hwang Dong-hyuk | Korean with English subtitles
Saturday May 16, 4:30PM | AGO Jackman Hall (317 Dundas St. W)
SYNOPSIS: Oh Mal-Soon is a 74-year-old widow that realizes she is becoming a burden on her family. One day she finds herself magically transformed into her 20 year-old self when she takes a photo at a mysterious photo studio. Making the most out of this one in a lifetime opportunity, she changes her name and decides to enjoy the best out of her youth. Starring Shim Eun-kyung (SUNNY), Na Moon-hee and Jung Jin-young (member of K-Pop group B1A4). TRAILER
20 ONCE AGAIN 重返20岁
Dir. Leste Chen | Cantonese and Mandarin with English subtitles
Saturday May 16, 7:30PM | AGO Jackman Hall (317 Dundas St. W)
SYNOPSIS: When Shen Meng’s family decide it’s time for her to move into a Senior Home, she wistfully wanders the streets while reminiscing her life until she arrives at a photo studio. Unbeknownst to her, the studio magically transforms her back into her younger self. Fascinated by her newfound youth, Shen Meng takes every chance to chase her dream of becoming a singer. This Chinese remake of the Korean film Miss Granny, features Yang Zishan (So Young, Girls 闺蜜), Kuei Ya-Lei, Chen Bolin (The Continent, Buddha Mountain) and Lu Han (former member of K-Pop group EXO). TRAILER