Sunday, February 3, 2013

My short film 'The Golden Pin' plays with 'A Silk Letter' at Carlton Cinema this week...

A few years back, I co-produced and co-wrote the award-winning short film The Golden Pin with my friend, director Cuong Ngo. It won Best Canadian Short at the 2009 Inside Out film festival in Toronto and then went on to screen at over 40 international film festivals, as well as on HBO in the U.S. and OutTV. The story concerned a young Vietnamese-Canadian swimmer who struggles between the expectations of his family and the demands of his heart. We are working on turning it into a feature-length film over the next 1-2 years.

I'm happy to say that The Golden Pin is playing this week in a special screening along with the Korean 50-minute drama 'A Silk Letter' in Toronto. The films screen together every day at 1:45 pm and 6:40 pm at the Carlton Cinema in Toronto at 20 Carlton Street just east of Yonge until Thursday Feb 7th, 2013.

A Silk Letter profiles the character of "Sungwoon (Sung Hojun) who lives in Seoul in a small apartment that he shares with his teenaged, high-school dropout lover (Choi Jinhwan) and their cat, Louie. They may be living in Korea’s largest city, but huddled together on a mattress on the floor, they’re on their own private island. And as the movie opens, escape is very much on Sungwoon’s mind. He’s introduced in the middle of burning his draft card, in a brilliantly composed long shot that isolates him within an urban landscape." You can read the rest of Adam Nayman's glowing review in the Globe & Mail here.

Here's the official Facebook event page for this week's screening with more information.

For those in the Toronto area looking for some artsy, award-winning, Asian-themed queer shorts to check out, please check the screening out this week at the Carlton!

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