Join us on August 16th downtown at Waterfront Night Market for the Canadian premiere of Twa-Tiu Tiann!
Reel Asian just can’t get enough of the delicious foods and excitement at bustling Asian night markets! We’re packing our bags again this time for the Waterfront Night Market to present Twa-Tiu Tiann 大稻埕 to wrap-up the three-day outdoor celebration on Sunday, August 16th. Starring Gou-Liang Chu (Professor P, 豬哥亮), Sonia Sui (Ginger, 隋棠) and Chris Wang (Jack, 宥勝), this melodramatic comedy film tells the story of a young man travelling back in time to Taiwan in the 1920s under Japanese colonial rule. Back in 2011, Reel Asian also screened Director Tien-Lun Yeh’s debut film, Night Market Hero 雞排英雄 .
Join us as we experience an enticing selection of multiethnic cuisine, live entertainment, and more fun-filled outdoor activities for the whole family at the 6th annual mega Waterfront Night Market from August 14th – 16th. Check out their full schedule line-up and activities here.
Director Tien-Lun Yeh
Sunday, August 16, 9:00pm
T&T Cherry Beach (222 Cherry Street, Toronto Port Lands)
Open to the public, and FREE admission.
SYNOPSIS: Yo-Si, a young college student, lives in present day Taipei with his widowered father, and he is miserable, until the day he unexpectedly travels 100 years back in time, leaving behind a father who never stops nagging, a professor who constantly picks on him and a girlfriend who’s recently dumped him. Yo-Si panics a little of course, finding himself stuck in the unfamiliar past with no way of getting back to his life in 2013. However, he soon takes to the fascinating 1920’s like a fish to water. As it happens, not only does Yo-Si get to experience firsthand the imperial glory of the Japanese Empire and the blossoming of Twa-Tiu-Tiann (the former glory of Taipei city), he also falls in love with the prettiest geisha girl in town. However, Yo-Si is unwillingly transformed back to the present day Taipei, when he is deeply involved in a secret mission concerning the historical royal visit of the Japanese crown prince Hirohito. Anxious and disoriented, would Yo-Si be able to find his way 100 years back again and possibly change the course of history? TRAILER.
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