The Royal Tailor screening – Reel Asian Film Festival, Friday November 6
The Textile Museum of Canada is a community partner with the 19th annual Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. The Museum is co-presenting a screening of The Royal Tailor on Friday November 6, 9.15pm, at the Art Gallery of Ontario . The festival takes place November 5 – 13 (downtown Toronto) and November 14 – 15 (Richmond Hill), showcasing the best of contemporary Asian cinema from across Canada and around the world.
The Royal Tailor
After 30 years of serving the king, Dol-seok, the royal tailor, only has a few months left until his expected promotion. When a new tailor, Gong-jin, a designer of hanboks (traditional garbs for courtesans), arrives at the palace and finds favor from the queen, Dol-seok is terrifed.
Gong-jin’s avant-garde designs open the eyes of the royal family, and Dol-seok feels both envious and insecure. As the two tailors duel to create masterpieces for two rival queens vying for the king’s favour, the audience is treated to a visual feast of gleaming golden embroidery and flowing gowns that bloom like flowers.
Unburdened by conventional historical elements, The Royal Tailor is a thrilling story of struggles foreign yet familiar, with a refreshing focus in style