18th Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival
November 6 – 9, 2014
VAFF is the oldest Asian film festival in Canada. It was founded in 1995 and debuted in September 1997. Since then, tens of thousands of film lovers have experienced a diverse selection of North American-Asian and international films.
Powell Street Festival Society is excited to be a community partner to present Man from Reno on November 6 at 7pm at Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas.
Man from Reno
Directed by Dave Boyle
USA / 2014 / Thriller / 111 mins / English, Japanese with English subtitles / Colour / Canada Premiere
In a small town south of San Francisco, Sheriff Paul Del Moral (Pepe Serna) is driving home through the fog when he accidentally strikes a pedestrian, a lone Japanese man. However, before an investigation can take place the man disappears from the hospital without a trace. At the same time, Japanese mystery author Aki Akahori (Ayako Fujitani) takes a trip to San Francisco in order to escape the press tour for her latest book–a potboiler in her world famous “Inspector Takabe” series. Feeling lonely and vulnerable, she begins a romantic affair with a mysterious Japanese traveler from Reno (Kazuki Kitamura). Her new lover is charismatic and charming but abruptly disappears from the hotel, leaving behind his suitcase and a trail of questions…
Los Angeles Film Festival, Japan Cuts (NY), Asian Film Festival of Dallas, Fantastic Fest Austin, Tallgrass International Film Festival (KS)