The Reel Asian Film Festival is set to take place November 8 to 16, 2018 throughout the greater Toronto area once again. Canada’s top pan-Asian Festival is now in its 22nd year, announcing its lineup earlier today. Over 50% of the 62 Films at Reel Asian are from a diverse 16 regions this year, 50% directed by women.
In addition to some high-profile titles, ReelAsian introduces for the first time ever, a VR Installation. Homestay is brought to us by Creator Paisley Smith. It takes us right inside one family’s experience with international students, looking at immersion, clash and what we can take away from it.
Canadian Director Min Sook Lee is spotlighted with her Film, Hogtown: The Politics of Policing returning to the screen after its award-winning debut at Hot Docs more than ten years ago. It takes another look how the Toronto Police Services Board stands today versus then. A panel discussion is to follow.
Some of the marquee Films at Reel Asian this year:
Opening Night Gala, eight-time Golden Horse Award nominee DEAR EX
Legendary Hong Kong Band Wynners’ Biopic, HOUSE OF THE RISING SONS