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.

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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Producer Hirokazu Kore-eda brings together five of Japan’s up-and-coming directors and a cast of top actors to visit a Japan ten years in the future.

Thoughtful, provocative and timely, these short tales explore the potential outcomes of issues including digital privacy, the aging population, militarism and nuclear power. A powerful film shot with intensely Kore-eda-esque whimsy and gentle emotion.

Starring Jun Kunimura, Chizuku Ikewaki, Taiga, Hana Sugisaki, Tetsushi Tanaka

Thursday, March 14 at 7pm / 99 min
In Japanese with English subtitles
$10 JCCC Member
$12 General

十年 Ten Years Japan

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Thursday April 11 at 7pm / 127 min
In Japanese with English subtitles
$10 JCCC Member
$12 General

“An anti-ageist sci-fi fantasy that balances thrilling action with endearing characters and apt social observations.” – Maggie Lee, Variety

Director Shinsuke Sato (Gantz, I am a Hero) combines tension, spectacle and strong character work in this tale of two men who are given android super-powers in an alien encounter. Inuyashiski is a beleaguered 58-year old salaryman who decides to use his powers for good and to give his life meaning. Highschool student Shishigami, uses his to steal, destroy and kill the innocent. The two must face off in the ultimate battle of good versus evil with Tokyo as the battlefield.

Starring Noritake Kinashi, Takeru Satoh, Kanata Honho, Fumi Nikaido, Ayaka Miyoshi

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Asako’s first love, the charismatic Baku, suddenly disappears. Two years later she’s given a chance to relive her romance when she meets his perfect double, Ryohei in a Tokyo coffee shop. This powerful and thought-provoking investigation into the nature of love was nominated for 2018 Palme d’Or at Cannes.

Starring Erika Karata and Masahiro Higashide. Part of the Ryusuke Hamaguchi Retrospective.

Tuesday, May 14 at 7pm / 120min
In Japanese with English subtitles

Free Admission. Please call JCCC, 416-441-2345, to reserve a spot.