Directed by Kevin C.Y. Tseng
Ranko and Shuhei both arrived in New York City at the same time; one is a hairdresser, the other, a jazz singer. Three years later, Shuhei tells Ranko he is leaving New York and returning to Japan to make a better living, leaving Ranko to reflect on their relationship and say goodbye to the once passionate dream of “making it” in the big city. A VAFF Best Canadian Short Award nominee.
Previous Screening / Awards:
Taipei Film Festival 2017
Tseng Chun-Yao (Kevin) was born in 1989 in Tainan, Taiwan. Chun-Yao is a recent graduate of Columbia University’s Film Program, where he’s studied under filmmakers such as Eric Mendelsohn and Ramin Bahrani. He currently lives and works in Surrey, BC.
Director/Writer: Kevin C.Y. Tseng
Producer: Mickey Liu
November 5 / 120 minsWhose neighbourhood is it, anyway? Our CANADIAN DOC SPOT Paint It Red from director Eva Cohen shines a (spot)light on just one of the many issues in the continually contentious development and preservation efforts surrounding Vancouver’s historic Chinatown: What happens when a bunch of seniors face evictions and homelessness? They fight back!
Preceded by: Purple Days
Precedes: Paint It Red