Masters

A Touch of Sin 4

Fresh from Cannes, Toronto, and other prestigious international film festivals, these are premieres and rediscoveries of works by the world's best directors.


  1. BLIND DETECTIVE

    Johnnie To / Masters / Hong Kong / 2013 / comedy, thriller / 129 mins
    Andy Lau plays a private eye who can't see in Johnnie To's latest genre-bender.
    BLIND DETECTIVE

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 9, 2013 9:00 pm

    Blind Detective (encore)

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 14, 2013 5:15 pm


  2. CLOSED CURTAIN

    Jafar Panahi / Masters / Iran / 2013 / documentary, drama, experimental / 106 mins
    Still under house arrest, Jafar Panahi ponders the politics of inside/outside, real/imagined.
    CLOSED CURTAIN

    Digital Gym Cinema
    November 11, 2013 6:30 pm

    CLOSED CURTAIN

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 12, 2013 8:35 pm


  3. DRUG WAR

    Johnnie To / Masters / China, Hong Kong / 2012 / thriller / 107 mins
    Cops get their hands dirty to infiltrate a meth ring.
    DRUG WAR

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 9, 2013 3:45 pm

    DRUG WAR

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 11, 2013 9:00 pm


  4. HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY

    Raya Martin / Masters / Philippines / 2013 / experimental, thriller / 79 mins
    "I want to kill," she says. Eyes close. This may be it.
    HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY

    Digital Gym Cinema
    November 12, 2013 8:50 pm


  5. NORTE, THE END OF HISTORY

    Lav Diaz / Masters / Philippines / 2013 / drama, experimental / 250 mins
    Lav Diaz brought Cannes to its feet with this rigorous epic masterpiece about crime, class, and family.
    NORTE, THE END OF HISTORY

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 11, 2013 1:30 pm

    NORTE, THE END OF HISTORY

    Digital Gym Cinema
    November 14, 2013 6:15 pm


  6. Sandwich Man 2

    THE SANDWICH MAN

    Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wan Ren, Tseng Chuang-hsiang / Masters / Taiwan / 1983 / drama, family / 108 mins
    Three landmark shorts (including one by Hou Hsiao-hsien) shine light on regular folks and a changing nation.
    THE SANDWICH MAN

    UCSD Price Center Theater
    November 9, 2013 4:05 pm


  7. A TIME IN QUCHI

    Chang Tso-chi / Masters / Taiwan / 2013 / drama, family / 109 mins
    A city boy can't shed his city ways during one unforgettable summer at grandpa's.
    A TIME IN QUCHI

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 11, 2013 7:55 pm

    A TIME IN QUCHI

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 14, 2013 6:00 pm


  8. A TOUCH OF SIN

    Jia Zhang-ke / Masters / China / 2013 / drama, thriller / 133 mins
    Four searing vignettes about drifters pushed to violence. Directed by the great Jia Zhang-ke.
    A TOUCH OF SIN

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 9, 2013 5:55 pm

    A TOUCH OF SIN

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 11, 2013 8:35 pm


  9. UNBEATABLE

    Dante Lam / Masters / Hong Kong / 2013 / martial arts / 116 mins
    A washed-up ex-fighter befriends a single mom and an MMA rookie who refuses to lose.
    UNBEATABLE

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 8, 2013 8:50 pm

    UNBEATABLE

    Digiplex Mission Valley
    November 10, 2013 4:15 pm