Miss seeing Asian films on the big screen? Not to worry! Wednesday nights are now extra special for film fans thanks to the new Asian film series at The Royal!
Ranging from kung fu classics to cult favourites, The Royal is bringing back Asian films on regular rotation. Reel Asian is proud to co-present this new film series. Check the schedule to receive most regularly updated programming or follow the #RAPresents hashtag on Twitter. Click here for more information.
Adults: $10 (matinees/late nights $8)
Students/Seniors: $8 (matinees/late nights $6)
Children (under 14): $5
ON THE JOB
Wed Jan 8, 6:45pm – The Royal, 608 College St.
The cycle of life and death and scheming at its highest level are on full display in On The Job, a gritty crime thriller that delves deep into the inner-workings of the ingenious hitmen, honest cops, ambitious federal agents, and shady government officials. The film is based on the true scandal that rocked the Philippines where prison inmates were contracted by high-level politicians to temporarily leave jail and conduct a series of assassinations before returning to incarceration. “On the Job is a sturdy and sophisticated crime drama from the Philippines that takes a pretty gruesome situation and enriches its presentation with lots of human detail.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
Wed Jan 8, 9:15pm – The Royal, 608 College St.
Winner of the coveted Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook's violent and offbeat story of punishment and vengeance quickly became a cult sensation. Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik), a husband and father, wakes up to find himself locked up in a prison cell, with no idea of what his crime was or whom his jailers may be. After 15 years he is released, with as no explanation as to why he was locked up and he struggles to unravel the secret of who is responsible for his captivity, what happened to his wife and daughter, and how to get revenge against his jailers
IP MAN: THE FINAL FIGHT
Wed Jan 15, 7:00pm – The Royal, 608 College St.
Kung Fu Action Returns To The Royal! In postwar Hong Kong, legendary Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man (Anthony Wong) is reluctantly called into action once more. What begin as simple challenges from rival kung fu styles soon turn deadly, drawing him into the dark and dangerous underworld of the Triads. Now, to defend life and honour, he has no choice but to fight one last time...