Toronto's REEL ASIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Unveils 2007 Lineup!
Yesterday evening Toronto's Reel Asian International Film Festival announced the lineup for their eleventh edition and it's a good one. The festival will open with Justin Lin's Finishing The Game and end with Mika Ninagawa's Sakuran with loads of good stuff in between. Of particular interst to Twitch readers will be the local bow of Romeo Candido's Ang Pamana: The Inheritance - much written about in these pages - and a special presentation titled simply Total Pen-Ek. Twitch is the official media sponsor of Total Pen-Ek and more than a little excited to be so ... the program is a collection of little seen works by Thai auteur Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, specifically his Jeonju commissioned short film Twelve Twenty, his Nike commissioned documentary Total Bangkok; and a reel of his commercial work - the man's got to pay the bills, after all - selected by Pen-Ek himself.
The festival runs November 14 - 18.