Taiwanese director Ang Lee's Lust, Caution and Alexi Tan's Blood Brothers were invited to the Toronto Film Festival.
Alexi Tan's Blood Brothers, a crime drama set in 1930s Shanghai, was one of the two Asian films to be shown as gala presentations. The other one is Indian director Rituparno Ghosh's The Last Year.
Lust, Caution, an erotic espionage thriller, based on Eileen Chang's short story about a shy Chinese drama student drawn into an assassination plot against a Japanese collaborator during WWII is co-written by Focus CEO James Schamus and Wang Hui Ling. Tony Leung (Hero) and newcomer Tang Wei star. The festival is set to last from September 6 to 15.