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Toronto adds to Asian selection

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By Stephen Cremin

Tue, 13 August 2013, 23:55 PM (HKT)

Festival News

The 38th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) (5-15 Sep 2013) today added more than a dozen films from Asia to its lineup in various sections, doubling the size of this year's Asian selection.

Johnnie TO 杜琪峯's action-comedy Blind Detective 盲探 (2013), LEE Sang-il 李相日's remake Unforgiven 許されざる者 (2013) and MIYAZAKI Hayao 宮崎駿's animation The Wind Rises 風立ちぬ (2013) join films by Keanu REEVES, KORE-EDA Hirokazu 是枝裕和 and KUROSAWA Kiyoshi 黒沢清 in the Special Presentations section.

Jeffrey JETURIAN's comedy The Bit Player Ekstra (2013), Dante LAM 林超賢's action-drama Unbeatable 激戰 (2013) and Intruders 조난자들 (2013) (pictured), the new film by Daytime Drinking 낮술 (2007)'s NOH Young-seok 노영석, have been selected within the Contemporary World Cinema programme.

From India, Shilpa RANADE's animation The World of Goopi and Bagha গুপী গাইন বাঘা বাইন (2013), based on Satyajit RAY's live action 1969 Bengali language children's musical, will screen in the TIFF Kids section. The original was based on a story told by Ray's grandfather.

The Wavelengths section, "for cinephiles, art-lovers and adventurous audiences", will include Rithy PANH ប៉ាន់ រិទ្ធី's The Missing Picture L'Image manquante (2013), TSAI Ming-liang 蔡明亮's Stray Dogs 郊遊 (2013) and WANG Bing 王兵's asylum documentary 'Til Madness Do Us Part (2013).

Also included in the section is the Mexico-set mockumentary La ultíma película (2013), co-directed by the Philippines' Raya MARTIN and Canada's Mark PERANSON. It is listed as a co-production between Canada, Denmark, Mexico and the Philippines.

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