'Drummer' to pound out Reel Asia opening

'Adrift in Tokyo' set as Canadian festival's closer

TORONTO -- Hong Kong director Kenneth Bi's "The Drummer" and Japanese director Yuriko Yoshitaka's "Adrift in Tokyo" will bookend the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, organizers said Tuesday.

Bi's action drama about the rebellious son of a Hong Kong gangster who finds enlightenment from Zen drummers will open the Canadian East Asian film festival Nov. 12. Yoshitaka's dramedy about a wild-haired loser -- played by Jaycee Chan, son of Jackie -- who walks across Tokyo closes the event Nov. 16.

Other Toronto titles unveiled at a press conference in Toronto include Michael Kang's "West 32nd," which stars John Cho ("Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle"), Liew Seng Tat's "Flower in the Pocket" and Japanese director Sabu's "The Blessing Bell."