THE Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) is presenting the Canadian premiere of M CREAM at its 18th annual festival of showcasing the best in North American and international Asian films right here in the heart of Vancouver at Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas, 88 West Pender, from November 6 to 9.
In this Indian comingofage road movie a motley crew of Delhi University students set out on a journey of unexpected encounters that is part road trip, part buddy movie, and all comingofage story. From the lush campus haze of Delhi University to the arid clarity of the Himalayan foothills, the film chronicles the excellent adventures of college cynic Figs.
The deliriously drugged out Figs (played by Imaad Shah, son of legendary Bollywood actor
Naseeruddin Shah) drags his classmate Maggie, her boyfriend Niz, and Niz’s friend Jay along on
his quest for a mythical form of hash known as M CREAM. Their journey ultimately begins to
unravel their idealistic notions of rebellion and freedom.
M CREAM is indie filmmaker and short documentary producer Agneya Singh’s first feature since graduating from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, exploring contemporary notions of rebellion in the context of Indian society. M CREAM won the award for Best Feature Film at the Rhode Island Film Festival earlier this year and makes its Canadian premiere on Friday, November 7 at 9:30 p.m.
“This year’s VAFF aims to be thoughtprovoking,” said Grace Chin, festival director. “The theme, What’s Your Perspective?, challenges our audience to examine the lens with which they look inward, as well as outward at the world similar to how filmmakers bring their unique perspectives to their work. This year, we have 40 films that include featurelength films, documentaries and shorts produced by Vancouver, Canadian, American and international filmmakers.” The VAFF 2014 lineup includes an impressive 9 world premieres, 2 North American premieres, 3 Canadian premieres and 2 Vancouver premieres.
Tickets are available online at www.vaff.org, or at the VAFF table located in the foyer of the
Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas starting November 6. There will also be VIP
passes available online for $88 in advance of the festival or $150 during the festival. All VAFF VIP pass holders will receive complimentary, priority access to all film screenings and special events at the festival and have the chance to mingle with filmmakers, actors and other industry guests.
Visit www.vaff.org or email [email protected] for more information.