Saturday, May 28, 2011
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is presenting a free screening tonight in celebration of Asian Heritage Month.
Bodyguards and Assassins by Teddy Chan Tak Sun is an action-packed epic martial arts film set in 1905. Its all-star cast includes Donnie Yen, Nicholas Tse, Leon Lai, Wang Xueqi and Tony Leung Ka-fai.
The film won 8 awards at the 2010 Hong Kong Film Awards including Best Film. It set a record for the most nominations in the event's history with eighteen. It also won Best Actor (Wang Xueqi) and Best Supporting Actor (Nicholas Tse) at the 4th Asian Film Awards.
The screening takes place tonight at the Toronto Underground Cinema at 186 Spadina Ave. It begins at 8pm and runs 2 hours and 19 minutes.
Bodyguards and Assassins
In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, Reel Asian is presenting martial arts action-packed and star-studded film Bodyguards & Assassins on May 28, 8:00PM at Toronto Underground Cinema. This will be a FREE public screening. It is 1905 Hong Kong and news has reached Chen Xiaobai that revolutionary leader Sun Yat-Sen will be arriving in the city for a secret meeting. Prior to his arrival, an elite army of deadly Qing assassins with lethal weapons has been posted all over the British colony. To save the fate of a nation, Chen recruits a gang of extraordinary citizens – amongst them a beggar, a rickshaw driver and stinky tofu vendor – to protect the great Sun Yat-Sen. Hang on to your seats! This epic blockbuster is non-stop combat. Winner of 8 Hong Kong Film Awards in 2010 including Best Film, Best Director and Best Action Choreography.
SAT MAY 28, 8:00PM
Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Ave)
Bodyguards & Assassins [十月圍城]
China 2009 | 139min | Cantonese & Mandarin with English subtitles | Rated 14A
Director Teddy Chan Tak Sun | Producers Peter Chan Ho-sun, Huang Jianxin
Actors Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Wang Xueqi, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Nicholas Tse, Hu Jun, Li Yuchun, Eric Tsang, Simon Yam, Fan Bing-bing, Zhou Yun, Wang Po-Chieh, Mengke Bateer, Cung Le
FREE Admission – No Advance Ticketing