18th Annual Edition
November 6-16, 2014 

Thursday, 15 November 2012 14:03
Nov 16-17 Richmond Hill Film Festival


Reel Asian returns for a 2nd year to the majestic Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts (10268 Yonge St) to bring the best in Asian ciema outside of downtown Toronto. This year's Richmond Hill films have been specifically selected for the 905 region with visiting guests from Opening and Closing night films in attendance to help celebrate this annual event.

HOW TO BUY TICKETS: Online ticket sales end November 15, 11:55pm. You can buy tickets in-person from the lobby of the theatre on Friday, November 16, 6:00pm-7:30pm and Saturday, November 17, 12:30pm - 7:00pm.  Tickets are $12 (adult), $10 (student/senior).


Floating City
FRI NOV 16, 7:00 PM | Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
Director Yim Ho | Hong Kong 2012 | Director in attendance | Cantonese w/Eng. subtitles

Directed by pioneering Hong Kong New Wave auteur Yim Ho, Floating City tells the true story of Bo Wah-Chuen (Aaron Kwok), as he rises from being an orphan on a Chinese fishing boat to the upper echelons of the notorious Imperial East India Trading Company.

floating city

Cha Cha For Twins
SAT NOV 17, 1:30 PM | Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
Directors Yang Yi-Chien, Jim Wang | Taiwan 2012 | Mandarin w/Eng. subtitles

Writer and co-Director Yang Yi-Chien, herself a twin, reaches into the emotional side of relationships between twin siblings in this charming Taiwanese film for all ages. Winner of Best Narrative Feature and Best Screenplay at the Taipei Film Festival.

cha cha for twins

The Woodsman and the Rain
SAT NOV 17, 4:00 PM | Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
Director Shuichi Okita | Japan 2011 | Rated PG | Japanese w/Eng. subtitles

Celebrated Japanese actor Koji Yakusho plays a lonely lumberjack whose life is drastically changed when he’s unwittingly enlisted into helping a spineless young filmmaker to complete his low budget zombie movie.

the woodsman and the rain

The Fruit Hunters
SAT NOV 17, 7:00 PM | Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
Director Yung Chang | Canada 2012 | Rated G | Co-writer Mark Slutsky in attendance

Award-winning Canadian documentary filmmaker Yung Chang’s The Fruit Hunters is a globetrotting tour of faraway places, filled with eccentric people to whom fruit is a way of life and not just a suggested daily dietary recommendation.

the fruit hunters