TORONTO JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES NEW FILMS AND GUESTS – EXPANDS SCHEDULE
The Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2017 is pleased to announce that we will be expanding to accommodate additional films and guests. Our new dates are June 8- 28.
We are excited to announce that actor JOE ODAGIRI will be joining us for the screenings of 2 of his films: HER LOVE BOILS BATHWATER and OVER THE FENCE. The award-winning actor is one of Japan’s most popular and talented performers.
New films added to complete the fine-up are:
MUMON -THE LAND OF STEALTH 忍びの国 (Director Yoshihiro Nakamura / North American Premiere)
Director Nakamura will be in attendance to introduce and take questions.
FLOWER AND SWORD 花戦さ (Director Tetsuo Shinohara / International Premiere)
SCOOP! スクープ！ (Director: Hitoshi Ohne / North American Premiere)
I AM A HERO アイアムアヒーロー (Director Shinsuke Sato / Canadian Premiere)
HIRUGAO – LOVE AFFAIRS IN THE AFTERNOON 昼顔 (Director: Hiroshi Nishitani / North American Premiere)
IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD この世界の片隅に (Director: Sunao Katabuchi Canadian Premiere)
Winner Japanese Academy Award for Best Animated Film of the Year. Kinema Junpo Awards, Best Film of the Year.
SHIN GODZILLA シンゴジラ (Directors: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi)
Winner of 7 Japanese Academy Awards including Best Film of the Year
Guest Directors joining us are:
YOSHITAKA MORI: DIRECTOR, SATOSHI – A MOVE FOR TOMORROW
YOSHIHIRO NAKAMURA: DIRECTOR, MUMON – THE LAND OF STEALTH
MITSUHITO SHIRAHA: DIRECTOR, WHAT’S FOR DINNER MOM?
TAKASHI YAMAZAKI: DIRECTOR, FUELED – THE MAN CALLED PIRATE (Opening Night)