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TIFF18 Preview: Asian Cinema

burnsting burnsting Editor-in-chief Actors and directors from around the world are lining up to show off their Oscar contenders, breakthrough dramas or eye-opening documentaries at the Toronto International Film Festival. With the 2018 edition about to start, here are some of the films worth checking out:



Hirokazu Koreeda latest film follows a couple of shoplifters who find a child on the street and take it into their home.

Public Screenings: Fri Sep 14, 9PM / Sat Sep 15, 9AM

'Shoplifters' Trailer

Burning / Beoning

The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun returns to his home country for the intriguing drama 'Burning', about a young man who intrudes in the life of two friends.

Public Screenings: Sun Sep 9, 1:30PM / Thu Sep 13, 3PM / Sun Sep 16, 3:15PM

'Burning' Trailer

Ash is Purest White

A violent Chinese love story by 'Mountains May Depart' director Zhangke Jia.

Public Screenings: Thu Sep 13, 5:30PM / Sat Sep 15, 12PM

Ash is Purest White
Ash is Purest White


If you liked the big budget blockbuster 'The Great Wall' you might want to check out director Yimou Zhang's epic follow-up 'Shadow' set in China's Three Kingdom's era (AD 220-280).

Public Screenings: Mon Sep 10, 9:30PM / Tue Sep 11, 3:15PM / Fri Sep 14, 9:30PM

'Shadow' Trailer

An Elephant Sitting Still

Manzhouli becomes obsessed with a Chinese elephant that quietly sits and ignores the world.

Public Screenings: Wed Sep 12, 8PM / Sat Sep 15, 9:30AM

'An Elephant Sitting Still' Trailer


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