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Poison Berry in My Brain (August Screening)

30-year-old Ichiko spots 20-something Ryochi at a party. Her attraction is immediate, yet she stands frozen, unable to decide whether or not to speak with him. Inside her head, a fractious committee meeting is taking place. The participants are her emotions: reason, negatively, optimism, memory and impulse… Based on Setona Mizushiro’s 2009 josei manga series the film plays like a live-action Japanese companion piece to Pixar’s Inside Out. Very funny, emotionally engaging and surprisingly mature in its themes, the film showcases Yoko Maki’s comedic gifts and is enlivened by a very energetic and hilarious supporting cast.

Starring Yoko Maki, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Yuki Furukawa, Sungha, Yo Yoshida, Hiyori Sakurada, Kazuyuki Asano

Thursday Ausut 25 at 7pm
121 min / Toronto Premiere

In Japanese with English subtitles

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百日紅

Miss Hokusai (September Monthly Screening)

Keiichi Hara’s extraordinary animated film tells the story of O-Ei, the little-known daughter of the famed ukiyo-e artist Hokusai, creator of some of Japan’s most iconic images. An outspoken 23-year-old and the inheritor of her father’s artistic gifts and stubbornness, she shares his home, and serves as his assistant, often completing or redoing works for him. Unsophisticated, naïve, and fearless, she tugs insistently at the bridle of Edo tradition and propriety, showing her gentle side only when caring for her blind sister O-Nao. Miss Hokusai is mature, unsentimental and startlingly beautiful. Winner of the Satoshi Kon Award for best animated feature film at Montreal’s 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival. Voiced by An Watanabe and Yutaka Matsushige

O-Ei’s story has also been told in Canadian author Katherine Govier’s excellent novel, The Ghost Brush. Ms Govier will introduce the screening with a reading from her novel and a discussion of O-Ei’s life.

Thursday September 15 @ 7pm / 90 min
In Japanese with English subtitles
Free Screening (donations gratefully accepted)

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