VANCOUVER, BC – May 21, 2019 – The Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) presents a special fundraising event, DIM SUM AFTER DARK in celebrating of Asian Heritage Month.
During this event, VAFF will showcase an edgy Asian film paired with a selection of dim sum appetizers. On the menu this year is Ang Lee’s LUST, CAUTION (2007). Enjoy some late night dim sum and a deliciously stimulating movie that will leave you drooling for more.
We are pushing “NO LIMITASIANS“ by playing the uncensored version. DIRECTOR ANG LEE, known for breaking the barriers of East and West, spawned much controversy with this film due to the extremely explicit sex scenes and politically sensitive topics. This film was banned from China shortly after its screening and Tang Wei, the leading actress, was also banned from Chinese Media. Today we’re contributing to the discussion of diversity and pushing the limits of Asian women in media.
Set in World War II, the film follows a secret agent (Tang Wei) who must seduce, then assassinate an official (Tony Leung Chiu Wai), who works for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. Her mission becomes clouded when she finds herself falling in love with the man she is assigned to kill.
The event will take place on the 31st of May, 2019 at the Pink Pearl Chinese Seafood Restaurant, 1132 East Hastings Street, Vancouver.
Tickets go for $40 for a single seat VIP premium view seating and $25 for a single seat regular viewing. You may purchase a table of 10 seats for $360 for the VIP premium view seating or $225 for the regular viewing. Doors open at 8:30 pm and the film will start at 9:00 pm.
Please note that this film is rated “adult” and contains explicit sexuality. Admission to VAFF screenings is limited to those over 19 years of age holding a valid VAFF membership card.
For more information about Dim Sum After Dark, visit the event page at: http://vaff.org/dimsumafterdark/
About the Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF)
The Vancouver Asian Film Festival Society (VAFF) is a not-for-profit organization that celebrates diversity in film. The longest-running Canadian film festival of its kind, VAFF was founded by independent filmmaker and writer Barbara K. Lee in 1995 and debuted in September 1997. VAFF is entirely organized and produced by a group of dedicated volunteers, and is made possible by generous financial support from corporate sponsors, public funders and private donors. Organizers are expecting close to 4,000 audience members over the four-day festival. Now on its 23rd year, this four day festival incorporates the theme of NO LIMITASIANS, which celebrates the achievements of Asian diaspora artists and empowers aspiring artists of Asian heritage to continue pushing boundaries and challenging expectations. As new filmmakers take the spotlights to tell authentic stories, they break moulds and expose the world to a multitude of voices.
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