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ひるね姫 知らないワタシの物語

HIRUNE HIME – Ancien and The Magic Tablet
(Special Summer Screening: August )

Kokone should be diligently working on her college entrance exams but she simply cannot seem to keep awake. In the days before Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Games, her father is suddenly and mysteriously arrested and it becomes clear that her family is harboring some big secrets. But the key to solving the mystery can only be found in Kokone’s dreams where she soon encounters strange and exciting adventures.

Kenji Kamiyama’s deliriously beautiful and imaginative film ties mind-bending fantasy with a heartwarming story of the love between parents and their child.

Voice acted by Mitsuki Takahata, Yosuke Eguchi, Arata Furuta, and Rie Kugimiya

Sunday, August 20 at 2pm / 110 min
In Japanese with English subtitles

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赤毛のアン

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
(Special Summer Screening: August )

Ann of Green Gables speaks Japanese! Who knew?

Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved character Anne Shirley has long been the face of Canada to many young Japanese to whom is known as Akage no An (Ann with the Red Hair). It is fitting then, that we bring you the fully Japanese-dubbed version - with English subtitles - of John Kent Harrison’s most recent interpretation the tale as a part of the Toronto Japanese Film Festival’s summer screening series.

Anne, 11-year-old orphan girl is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in Avonlea on Prince Edward Island. The story recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school, and within the town.

The Canadian production has recently opened to critic and audience acclaim in Japan and stars Ella Ballentine as Anne, Martin Sheen, Sara Botsford, and Julia Lalonde.
“ANNE” ACTRESS ELLA BALLENTINE IN ATTENDANCE

Sunday, August 20 at 4pm / 90 min
Japanese dialogue with English subtitles
Tickets are $5 for kids under 16

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