Monday, 12 November 2007

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival 2007

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival 2007 begins this week with a bang! The line up for the 5 day event is jam packed with numerous promising and exciting films. Here are some of the films I am looking forward to seeing:

Finishing the Game
Dir: Justin Lin (Better Luck Tomorrow)
USA
Opening Night Gala, this mockumentary on finishing a film "Game of Death" that is set to be the last Bruce Lee film, focusing on the process of casting potential stand in's.

Exciting news just in: Dustin Nguyen will be in attendance at the screening of Finishing the Game, Wednesday November 14, 2007 at the Bloor Cinema. Those who also attended Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2007, you will remember Dustin Nguyen with his brilliant performance as Sy from the impressive historical martial arts film The Rebel (see my coverage of The Rebel here).

No Regret / 후회하지 않아
Dir: Leesong Hee-li (Sugar Hill, Good Romance)
South Korea
A look at tragic romance in current day Korea, focusing on the homosexuality as well as social status. Surprize box office hit in 2006.

Owl and the Sparrow /Cú và chim se sẻ
Dir: Stephane Gauger (Three Seasons)
Vietnam
Who can resist a " tiny tale about hope"? Not me, I'm in.

Total Pen-ek Shorts Program
A program of commercial and commissioned works by independent Thai filmmaker Pen-ek Ratanaruang.

Love Conquers All
Dir. Tan Chui Mui - feature film debut
Malaysia
The understated beauty of the trailer for Love Conquers All has me wanting to see more!

That is just the tip of the iceberg, to see the full schedule of films look here. There is something to suit anyone and everyone from features to shorts to parties and events. Check back often here at Movie Moxie, I will be providing daily coverage of the festival from November 14-18, 2007. Enjoy!

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival 2007 is a festival of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora running November 14-18, 2007 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

3 comments:

Sacred Suzie said...

I am so curious about "Owl and the Sparrow", love the title. I wonder if it is animated? I couldn't resist that tiny tale about hope either Shannon. Can't wait to read your reviews!

Stace said...

Just found your blog. I really enjoy it.

Jamie said...

Another festival already! How exciting. I can't wait to experience some of it and read about even more. Have a wonderful time!

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