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TORONTO – Lover’s Discourse, the debut feature from Hong Kong directors Derek Tsang and Jimmy Wan that bowed in Pusan, is to open the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.
The four-story drama about troubled love stars Eason Chan and Karena Lam Ka-Yan.
And the Toronto festival will close on November 13 with the 2010 Chinese film Buddha Mountain, by director Li Yu.
The Sylvia Chang and Fan Bingbing-starring drama portrays a culture clash when three young delinquents move in with an uptight opera singer.
And Reel Asian organizers have scheduled a centerpiece presentation for Jump Ashin!, by Taiwanese director Lin Yu-hsien.
Other Asian titles booked into the Toronto festival include Rotterdam Tiger Award winners Journals of Musan, by South Korean director Park Jung-Bum, and Eternity, by Thai filmmaker Sivaroj Kongsakul.
The Toronto Reel Asian festival, set to run from November 8 to 19, will screen in all 55 films from 12 countries, including Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, China, the U.S. and Vietnam.
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