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10.29.2014

18th Annual Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

November 6-16 in Toronto and Richmond Hill



Torontooooooo! Toronto. Let's go to the movies. The 18th annual edition of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival runs November 6-16 in Toronto and Richmond Hill. Make some plans, film fans.

The festival kicks off Thursday, November 6 with the Opening Night Gala presentation of Fruit Chan's The Midnight After, and continues with a diverse lineup of 44 films from ten regions including Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, Canada and the United States.

Here's the festival trailer:




Here are some festival highlights:

TORONTO OPENING NIGHT GALA:

THE MIDNIGHT AFTER (director Fruit Chan, actor TBC in attendance, Hong Kong 2014, Toronto Premiere)

CENTREPIECE PRESENTATION:

KANO (director Umin Boya in attendance, Taiwan 2014, Canadian Premiere)

TORONTO CLOSING NIGHT GALA:

MONSOON SHOOTOUT (director Amit Kumar in attendance, India 2013, Toronto Premiere)

RICHMOND HILL OPENING GALA:

MANNY (director Ryan Moore in attendance, USA/Philippines 2014, Canadian Premiere)

RICHMOND HILL CLOSING:

BRAHMIN BULLS (director John Pirozzi in attendance, USA 2013, Canadian Premiere)

INTERNATIONAL FEATURES: INTERNATIONAL PREMIERES


9-MAN (director Ursula Liang in attendance, USA 2014)

INTERNATIONAL FEATURES: CANADIAN PREMIERES


AWESOME ASIAN BAD GUYS (directors Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypiangco, and actor Aaron Takahashi in attendance, USA 2014)

BEYOND BEAUTY: TAIWAN FROM ABOVE (director Chi Po-lin, Taiwan 2014)

THE CONTINENT (director Han Han, China 2014)

MOURNING GRAVE (director Oh In-chun in attendance, South Korea 2014)

BLUE BUSTAMANTE (director Miko Livelo, Philippines 2013)

MANSHIN: TEN THOUSAND SPIRITS (director Park Chan-kyong, South Korea 2013)

FANDRY (director Nagraj Manjule, producer Vivek Kajaria in attendance, India 2014)

OVERHEARD 3 (directors Alan Mak and Felix Chong, Hong Kong 2014)

INTERNATIONAL FEATURES: TORONTO PREMIERES


HUNTER x HUNTER: THE LAST MISSION (director Keiichiro Kawaguchi, Japan 2013)

DON'T THINK I'VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA'S LOST ROCK AND ROLL (director John Pirozzi in attendance, USA / Cambodia 2014)

FUKU-CHAN OF FUKUFUKU FLATS (director YĆ“suke Fujita, Japan 2014)

HIMALAYA SONG (live film & music presentation with Mridu Chandar, performers Gingger Shankar and Dave Liang in attendance, USA 2012)

They've put together another great lineup of programming, so grab some friends and buy your tickets. To see the full schedule of films and events, and for further information about the festival, visit the Reel Asian website.