18th Annual Vancouver Asian Film Fesival

18th Annual Vancouver Asian Film Festival
November 6 – 9, 2014
Various Locations
vaff.org

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

Description
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…

Awards
Los Angeles Film Festival, Japan Cuts (NY), Asian Film Festival of Dallas, Fantastic Fest Austin, Tallgrass International Film Festival (KS)