U of T and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Toronto Co-presents “Taiwan Cinema Yesterday and Today”

U of T’s Asian Institute has organized its third international Asian film conference, Taiwan Cinema Yesterday and Today. We invite you to the media launch on Tuesday, February 16, 10:00 a.m. at the Munk Centre for International Studies, 1 Devonshire Place. An announcement will be made of the line-up of films, lecture, and symposium.

Taiwan Cinema Yesterday and Today will run from February 26-28, building on the enthusiasm generated by our first two film conferences, this third one featuring Taiwan, is poised to be our most successful. We have invited scholars and specialists from around the world to contemplate varied aspects of Taiwanese cinema. The 3-day event will also feature several screenings of recent Taiwan cinema and more classic films.

Joseph Wong, director, Asian Institute and Ken Chiu, director, Information Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Toronto will deliver opening remarks in English and Mandarin, respectively. Bart Testa, Professor of Cinema Studies, U of T and Colin Geddes, International Programmer, Toronto International Film Festival will discuss the films and the conference.

WHAT: Asian Institute’s film conference media launch

WHERE: Munk Centre for International Studies
North House – Room 208N
1 Devonshire Place

WHEN: Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 10:00 am – 12:00pm
(A light lunch will be available)

CONTACT: Eileen Lam
Asian Institute at the University of Toronto
Munk Centre for International Studies
t: 416-946-8997
f: eileen.lam@utoronto.ca
url: www.utoronto.ca/ai

INFERNAL AFFAIRS – Movie Screening

Date: Thursday, February 25th 2010
Time: 8:00PM
Place: Sidney Smith, Room 2135


INFERNAL AFFAIRS, directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. THE DEPARTED was based on this blockbuster hit! From the very best of Hong Kong cinema.

It tells the story of a police officer who infiltrates the Triads, and a police officer secretly working for the same gang. The movie focuses on a police officer named Chan Wing-Yan (Tony Leung Chiu-Wai), who goes deep undercover into the Triad society, and Triad member Lau Kin-Ming (Andy Lau), who infiltrates the police department. Each mole was planted by the rival organization to gain an advantage in intelligence over the other side. The more the moles become involved in their undercover lives, the more issues they have to cope with.

CANTONESE with English Subtitles

TRAILER HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO4RLrNVbd4


Date: Thursday 11th March 2010
Place: TBA
Time: 3:00 – 4:30PM
(Elections begin at 3:15PM)

GET INVOLVED WITH YOUR EDUCATION! We are now accepting applications for the East Asian Studies Students’ Union executive body for the 2010-11 year. In order to be elected, you MUST be enrolled (or intend to enrol) in an EAS Post.

Positions available: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, External Affairs Officer, Communications Officer, Junior Officer, Class Representative Coordinator (Total: 9 positions available)