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Reel Asian at 20 5 festival films reviewed

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first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Advertisement Facebook This week the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival – running from November 8 to the 19th – celebrates its landmark 20th year of bringing moviegoers in the GTA some of the best and biggest films in Asian cinema. Boasting a wide array of films from China, Japan, Korea, and across South Asia, and films by members of the Asian community living in Canada or abroad, Reel Asian continues to broaden not only the horizons of viewers, but the festival itself, growing bigger and bigger with each passing year.Screening a diverse selection of fictional features, animated efforts, and documentaries around Toronto and Richmond Hill, Reel Asian has always prided itself on offering something for everyone (provided that the something is tied to the Asian community). This year there are programmes specifically for kids, a look inside the critically acclaimed CBC series Kim’s Convenience, photography exhibits, the always popular pitch competitions, a musically minded centrepiece presentation that finds Canadian pop rock outfit Obhijou coming back from their hiatus to perform alongside some deeply personal works by Asian filmmakers, and plenty of industry talks. I could go on, but for more details and to scoop up tickets to some of the awesome events they have planned, you’re better off just going to their website. You’re guaranteed to find at least one thing that will pique your interest over the next couple of weeks.Reel Asian has always been one of the best curated and diverse film festivals in the city, and one that I hope gets supported by the community at large for another twenty years to come. To kick off our coverage of this year’s historic festival, here are reviews of five films screening this week and next.last_img


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