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Reel Asian film fest kicks off with kung-fu homage

The 14th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival kicks off – literally – with Gallants, a film by Canadian director Clement Cheng and Hong Kong filmmaker Derek Kwok that celebrates the classic kung-fu movies of the 1970s.

Running from Nov. 9 to 15, Reel Asian brings more than 50 films and videos from 12 countries to local screens, eight of them world premieres, produced in countries including Canada, Australia, China, France, Hong Kong, South Korea, the U.S. and Vietnam.

The fest closes with Au Revoir Taipei, a romance-adventure by Chinese-American filmmaker Arvin Chen.

For the first time, the fest will present two films in Richmond Hill: Au Revoir Taipei and the Toronto premiere of martial arts blockbuster Ip Man 2.

Shorts, feature films, Canadian works, panel discussions, a pitch competition with more than $30,000 in prizes, receptions and gala parties are also on the bill for Reel Asian.

Among the special presentations is Suite Suite Chinatown, a world premiere by GTA directors Lesley Loksi Chan, Lillian Chan, Aram Siu Wai Collier, Heather Keung, Serena Lee, Howie Shia and Joyce Wong. The community film project, based on the theme “what is your Chinatown?” is set to new music by Arthur Yeung and Theo Mathien, performed live by Scarborough’s Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School stage band.

Source: The Toronto Star

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Front Page, Industry News

Reel Asian film fest kicks off with kung-fu homage

The 14th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival kicks off – literally – with Gallants, a film by Canadian director Clement Cheng and Hong Kong filmmaker Derek Kwok that celebrates the classic kung-fu movies of the 1970s.

Running from Nov. 9 to 15, Reel Asian brings more than 50 films and videos from 12 countries to local screens, eight of them world premieres, produced in countries including Canada, Australia, China, France, Hong Kong, South Korea, the U.S. and Vietnam.

The fest closes with Au Revoir Taipei, a romance-adventure by Chinese-American filmmaker Arvin Chen.

For the first time, the fest will present two films in Richmond Hill: Au Revoir Taipei and the Toronto premiere of martial arts blockbuster Ip Man 2.

Shorts, feature films, Canadian works, panel discussions, a pitch competition with more than $30,000 in prizes, receptions and gala parties are also on the bill for Reel Asian.

Among the special presentations is Suite Suite Chinatown, a world premiere by GTA directors Lesley Loksi Chan, Lillian Chan, Aram Siu Wai Collier, Heather Keung, Serena Lee, Howie Shia and Joyce Wong. The community film project, based on the theme “what is your Chinatown?” is set to new music by Arthur Yeung and Theo Mathien, performed live by Scarborough’s Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School stage band.

Source: The Toronto Star

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Front Page, Industry News

Reel Asian film fest kicks off with kung-fu homage

The 14th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival kicks off – literally – with Gallants, a film by Canadian director Clement Cheng and Hong Kong filmmaker Derek Kwok that celebrates the classic kung-fu movies of the 1970s.

Running from Nov. 9 to 15, Reel Asian brings more than 50 films and videos from 12 countries to local screens, eight of them world premieres, produced in countries including Canada, Australia, China, France, Hong Kong, South Korea, the U.S. and Vietnam.

The fest closes with Au Revoir Taipei, a romance-adventure by Chinese-American filmmaker Arvin Chen.

For the first time, the fest will present two films in Richmond Hill: Au Revoir Taipei and the Toronto premiere of martial arts blockbuster Ip Man 2.

Shorts, feature films, Canadian works, panel discussions, a pitch competition with more than $30,000 in prizes, receptions and gala parties are also on the bill for Reel Asian.

Among the special presentations is Suite Suite Chinatown, a world premiere by GTA directors Lesley Loksi Chan, Lillian Chan, Aram Siu Wai Collier, Heather Keung, Serena Lee, Howie Shia and Joyce Wong. The community film project, based on the theme “what is your Chinatown?” is set to new music by Arthur Yeung and Theo Mathien, performed live by Scarborough’s Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School stage band.

Source: The Toronto Star

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