Reel Asian 2018: Wish You Were Here

A successful Beijing fashion designer begins to reminisce about the life and husband she left behind in Wish You Were Here. Yuan Yuan (Faye Yu) is one of the most successful fashion designers in Beijing, though she is regularly haunted by nightly dreams. On the eve of the unveiling of one of her most personal collections, […]

Reel Asian 2018: One Cut of the Dead

A film crew making a low budget zombie film end up getting attacked by real zombies in One Cut of the Dead. Chinatsu (Yuzuki Akiyama), Nao (Harumi Shuhama) and Ko (Kazuaki Nagaya) are in the midst of shooting a really bad zombie film in an abandoned World War II facility. However, the crazed director Higurashi (Takayuki Hamatsu) intends […]

Reel Asian 2018: High Flash

A medical examiner performs his own investigation of an apparent self-immolation in High Flash. In the midst of a protest against the Tonglian Petrochemical company, a local fisherman named Ah-Hai (Yi-Fan Hsu) is found on board a burning boat, presumably having committed suicide by self-immolation. Medical examiner Chou (Kang Jen Wu) is assigned to work on […]

Reel Asian 2018: Origin Story

A woman travels to Laos to meet her birth father in Origin Story. Kulap Vilaysack is a Lao-American comedian and podcaster, who received the shock of her life at the age of 14 when she found out that the man she considered her dad was not her birth father. Kulap decides to get answers about who her […]

Reel Asian 2018: Ramen Shop

A young Japanese man travels to Singapore to learn the history of his parents in Ramen Shop. Masato (Takumi Saitô) is a young man working in his father’s ramen shop in Takasaki. Following his father’s sudden death, Masato finds the journal of his Singapore born mother and he decides to travel to Singapore to find out his family […]

Reel Asian 2018: Dear Ex

A teenage boy finds himself caught in the middle of a feud between his mother and his late father’s gay lover in Dear Ex. Three months ago, Song Chengxi (Joseph Huang) lost his father Song Zhengyuan (Spark Chen) to cancer. Prior to his death, Zhengyuan came out as homosexual to his wife Liu Sanlian (Hsieh Ying-xuan) and left to […]

Reel Asian 2017: Stand Up Man

An aspiring stand up comedian finds himself caring for his teenage cousin in Stand Up Man. Moses Kim (Daniel Jun) is a Korean-Canadian comedian, who moves back to Windsor from Toronto to run his parent’s Japanese restaurant, following his marriage to Yoojin (Rosalina Lee). Already dissatisfied with life in Windsor, Moses is shocked to find out […]

Reel Asian 2017: Blade of the Immortal

A young woman recruits the help of a samurai who can’t die, in order to get revenge for his father’s death in Blade of the Immortal. One night, the father of Rin Asano (Hana Sugisaki) is challenged and killed by the Itto-ryu lead by Anotsu Kagehisa (Sôta Fukushi). Now on her own, Rin seeks the help of […]

Reel Asian 2017: Women of the Weeping River

A rivalry between two family’s results in violence in Women of the Weeping River. In a remote area of the Southern Philippines, recent widow Satra finds herself in the middle of a conflict between two families. While Satra does want vengeance for the death of her husband, she also desires a peaceful life with her son […]

Reel Asian 2017: Made in Vietnam

A young man travels to Vietnam in search of his father in Made in Vietnam. In 1981, Thi Vo escaped Vietnam with his mother, while his father was caught and thrown in jail. Growing up in Calgary with no connection to his father, Thi decided to make the trip to Vietnam and track down his father. […]