Asian Heritage Month

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May is Asian Heritage Month, and we are marking the occasion with a bundle of movies from Asian-Canadian filmmakers, headed up by one of the last movies to play the VIFF Centre before we shut down last March, Johnny Ma's bittersweet saga of a Chinese Opera troupe, To Live to Sing. Also included, Sean Devlin's film about the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, When the Storm Fades; Julia Kwan's elegy to Vancouver's Chinatown, Everything Will Be; Linda Ohama's study of the restoration of the Japanese spirit in the wake of a disaster, A New Moon Over Tohoku; and Ying Wang's award-winning documentary about a Chinese couple's search for answers after the death of their son, The World Is Bright (another resonant title for these times).

Among our New Releases this month, look out for Washington filmmaker Quoc Bao Tran's fun throwback to classic martial arts movies, The Paper Tigers (from May 7), Rajat Kapoor's Indian meta-movie comedy, RK/RKAY (May 14), and, from April 30, Vancouver filmmaker Karen Lam's supernatural psychodrama, The Curse of Willow Song, which was named best BC Film at last year's VIFF.

Asian Heritage Month Pass $20

Includes access to the following films:

  • A New Moon Over Tohoku
  • Everything Will Be
  • To Live to Sing
  • When the Storm Fades
  • The World Is Bright

Individual tickets, $6. All films screen on VIFF Connect until June 3, 2021.

VIFF+ Gold, Silver & Connect Members Special

Log in to your account to buy an Asian Heritage Month pass for $10 to watch Everything Will Be, To Live to Sing and The World Is Bright (individual tickets, $4). When The Storm Fades and A New Moon Over Tohoku are free for members.

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