The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Reel Asian), presented by National Bank, celebrates its 19th annual edition from November 5 to 15, 2015 with high-profile guests from around the world, screening venues in Toronto, North York, and Richmond Hill, and a special exhibition by acclaimed Canadian filmmaker and artist, Randall Okita. This year, Reel Asian will present 72 films from over 10 regions including Afghanistan, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Canada and the United States.
This year’s festival will take place November 5 to 15, 2015 in Toronto, North York and Richmond Hill.
Thank you to Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Reel Asian) with gifting Thirty Four Flavours with 2 pairs of tickets to their films ‘Off The Menu’, ‘Mina Walking’ and ‘Seoul Searching’ to one of my lucky readers. They are pretty amazing and worth catching!
What are the rules when entering the Thirty Four Flavours and Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Reel Asian) Ticket Prize Pack Giveaway?
Please sign up to Thirty Four Flavours Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thirtyfourflavours, Twitter https://twitter.com/34flavours, or email subscription to enter the draw. When you have signed up please send me a Facebook message, a tweet or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) telling me which Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Reel Asian) film you are interested in catching November 5 to 15, 2015. Easy peasy! I will announce the winner on Friday November 6, 2015.
Off the Menu
Tue Nov 10, 7:00 PM – AGO Jackman Hall
Director: Grace Lee | USA 2015 | 55:00 | English | Rated PG | International Premiere
What does it mean to ”eat local”? How does ”hometown” taste? We follow award-winning Korean American filmmaker Grace Lee as she savours courses coast to coast, from Texan tofu tamales to the octopus hunt and Hawaiian grill. On her tour of mind-melting fusions, farms, and kitchens, Lee meets a diverse slate of Asian Americans who devote some part of their lives to cuisine.
Thu Nov 12, 8:00 PM – Aga Khan Museum
Director: Yosef Baraki (in attendance) | Afghanistan/Canada 2015 | 110:00 | Dari with English subtitles | Rated 14A | Toronto Premiere
Mina is a typical feisty and energetic 12-year-old girl, except she lives in modern day Kabul, Afghanistan and her circumstances are anything but typical. After losing her mother to a Taliban attack, Mina is left alone to take care of the household, looking after her senile grandfather, while her drug addict father wastes away. Eager to learn, Mina must skip school in order to earn a meager living for the household, peddling souvenirs on the street.
Fri Nov 13, 8:00 PM – Isabel Bader Theatre
Director: Benson Lee (in attendance) | USA 2015 | 105:00 | English and Korean with English subtitles | Rated 14A | Toronto Premiere
In the 1980s, the Korean government began a summer camp for gyopo (foreign-born) teenagers to visit the motherland. The camp would help the government re-establish ties with the diaspora, parents would get a sponsored trip, and teenagers would learn about Korean culture. What could possibly go wrong?