Toronto Reel Asian Int Film Festival Unveils Lineup

Laurel Films

The Toronto Asian film festival is to open with Derek Tsang and Jimmy Wan's "Lover's Discourse," and close with "Budda Mountain," by Li Yu.

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.