JCCC Monthly Film Screening



Every month, as part of our ongoing cultural programming, the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, screens Japanese films using state-of-the-art cinema facilities in the Kobayashi Hall. The Japanese Film Series is one of the most anticipated programs held by the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. It provides a place to explore and build upon the rich Japanese Canadian heritage and provides a forum to share that heritage with others.

The series includes a diverse offering of films including classics by Ozu and Kurosawa as well as contemporary hit films by Kitano Takeshi, Takashi Miike, Katsuhito Ishii and Hirokazu Koreeda and special screenings of Japanese films not theatrically released in Canada. As a result, JCCC film nights are entirely unique and rare opportunities for Canadians to experience the Japanese cinema that has been singled out for excellence by audiences, critics and the Japanese Academy Awards.

The screenings are hugely popular, regularly selling out the Kobayashi Hall. All films in Japanese language are shown with English subtitles.Programming partners in the JCCC Film Program include the Japan Foundation, The Association of Japanese Business and Commerce of Chicago and the Canadian Film Centre.

RBCグループ後援、日本映画上映会プログラムについて:JCCCではカルチャープログラムのひとつとして、毎月日本の映画を上映しています。この上映会は毎回人気 を博し、コミュニティ内で高い支持を得ている重要なプログラムです。上映される映画は、小津や黒澤などの 巨匠の作品から、北野武、三池崇史、是枝裕和などの現代日本を代表する監督の作品まで、ジャンルを問わ ず幅広く選出されています。特にカナダの劇場で未公開の作品を積極的に上映しています。つまり観客は、日 本で評判の映画をトロントでも楽しめるのです。毎回必ず英語字幕付で上映されるので、観客層も幅広く様 々です。



Upcoming Movies


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Thursday December 7 at 7pm / 145 min
In Japanese with English subtitles

he team who created The Eternal Zero returns with an epic story of Japan’s post-war rebuilding.

Based on a true story, oil company president Tetsuzo Kunioka believes Japanese resurgence must be fueled by oil not coal. With a workforce decimated by the war, and foreign governments sealing oil transportation routes, a desperate Tetsuzo risks international incident by commandeering a large scale oil tanker and sending a secret mission to Iran, earning himself the moniker “pirate.”

A thrilling epic adventure and study of the Japanese spirit of resiliency featuring an all-star cast.

Starring: Junichi Okada, Haruka Ayase, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Shota Sometani, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Kaoru Kobayashi

TJFF Encore Screening

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Thursday, January 25 at 7pm / 116 min
Japanese dialogue with English subtitles
$10 JCCC Member
$12 General

Kie is a perpetual daydreamer who dreams of the rich and handsome heir to the corporation where she works. The man in question, Mitsumasa Kodai, also happens to come from a family of telepaths and can read her every thought. Much laughter, fantasy and romance ensues.

Director Masato Hijikata’s endearing hit comedy-romance boasts a gorgeous cast including Haruka Ayase, Takumi Saito, Kaho, Charlotte Kate Fox and Kiko Mizuhara.