TIFF 2019 Preview: Asian Cinema
With the many Asian films at #TIFF19 it’s hard to pick, but here are some of the best at the fest this year:
‘Snowpiercer’ director Bong Joon-ho already won a Palme d'Or for his latest film ‘Parasite’. The fantastical film follows a poor South Korean family as they scam their way into a rich family household.
Public Screenings: Fri Sep 6 8:30PM / Sat Sep 7, 1:30PM
So Long, My Son
Director Wang Xiaoshuai’s epic spanning three decades already won big at the Berlinale earlier this year. It follows the lives of two childhood friends who become estranged. While their lives and problems repeat, China is changing and everyone with it.
Public Screenings: Wed Sep 11, 2:15PM / Thu Sep 12, 5:30PM / Sun Sep 15, 2:15PM
It’s been a while since the Japanese director Takashi Miike (‘Ichi the Killer’, ‘Audition’) did the film circuit rounds. But this romance, set during a yakuza war in Tokyo, shows he hasn’t lost his particular touch.
Public Screenings: Fri Sep 13, 11:59PM / Sat Sep 14, 7PM / Sun Sep 15, 10PM
The Wild Goose Lake
In this stylish crime drama, director Diao Yinan (‘Black Coal, Thin Ice’) tells the story of a gangster on the run who sacrifices everything for his family and the woman he meets.
Public Screenings: Tue Sep 10, 9:30PM / Thu Sep 12, 9:30PM / Fri Sep 13, 12:15PM