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By Stephen Cremin

Wed, 21 August 2013, 16:30 PM (HKT)

Festival News

The 38th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) (5-15 Sep 2013) completed its lineup yesterday with announcement of its Discovery and Masters sections.

The Discovery lineup includes three Asian films by first-time feature directors who will each attend the festival: Flora LAU 劉韻文's Bends 過界 (2013), Anthony CHEN 陳哲藝's Ilo Ilo 爸媽不在家 (2013) and Vivian QU 文晏's Trap Street 水印街 (2013).

The Masters section will screen JIA Zhangke 賈樟柯's A Touch of Sin 天注定 (2013), KIM Ki-duk 김기덕 | 金基德's Moebius 뫼비우스 (2013), Lav DIAZ's Norte, the End of History Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan (2013) and HONG Sang-soo 홍상수 | 洪常秀's Our Sunhi 우리 선희 (2013).

The festival will host an on-stage interview with Bollywood actor Irrfan KHAN, who has two films in the festival, Qissa (2013) (pictured) and The Lunchbox (2013). He also appeared in Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and Life of Pi (2012).

Other guests from Asia scheduled to attend include India's Ritesh BATRA, Japan's MATSUMOTO Hitoshi 松本人志, Philippines' Brillante Ma. MENDOZA and South Korea's NOH Young-seok 노영석.

There is also a large number of guests expected from Greater China, including WANG Bing 王兵, CHUNG Mong-hong 鍾孟宏 and, from Hong Kong, Peter CHAN 陳可辛, Dante LAM 林超賢, Juno MAK 麥浚龍 and Johnnie TO 杜琪峯.

The festival this year is showing 288 features, of which 93% are world, international or North American premieres. Approximately one in eight films originate from Asia, including screenings of classics An Autumn Afternoon 秋刀魚の味 (1962) and Manila in the Claws of Neon Maynila... Sa mga kuko ng liwanag (1975).

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