Screening of John Woo's "A Better Tomorrow" (1986)

Friday November 09

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Room Information

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Fri Nov 09 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Innis Town Hall, Innis College, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Avenue (south of Bloor at St. George)

Speakers

David Wu
Speaker
Director, editor, producer, actor and writer

Peter Kuplowsky
Moderator
Senior Programmer, After Dark Film Festival; Assistant, TIFF Nexus

Registration

Free registration. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. E-registration is a must. Arrive 30 minutes ahead for priority seating.

Contact Info

Aga Baranowska

Description

A screening of John Woo's A Better Tomorrow (1986) on 35mm.
Followed by Q&A with editor/director David Wu. Q&A conducted by Peter Kuplowsky (Senior Programmer, After Dark Film Festival; Assistant, TIFF Nexus).

David Wu is a prolific director, editor, producer, actor and writer, who first established his name as a creative force in his native Hong Kong before bringing his impressive talents to the North American film and television industry. A favorite among Chinese audiences, Wu directed and co-wrote the fantasy romance, The Bride with White Hair II, the action-comedy caper Spy Games, and From Zero to Hero, about a fighter pilot in war and peace. Since moving to North America over a decade ago, Wu has teamed with long-time collaborator John Woo in his series Once a Thief, as both editor and director. Most recently he directed and edited Merlin’s Apprentice, with Sam Neill and Miranda Richardson for Hallmark for whom he also directed Bridgit Fonda in the title role of the award-winning mini-series The Snow Queen.

A Better Tomorrow is a 1986 Hong Kong action film directed by John Woo and starring Chow Yun-fat, Ti Lung and Leslie Cheung.

Main Sponsor

Asian Institute

Co-sponsored by

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto)
Cinema Studies Institute
Cinema Studies Student Union (CINSSU)
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival