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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Mary and the Witch's Flower

Sunday October 14 at 2pm / 103 min
In Japanese with English subtitles
$10 JCCC Member
$12 General
$5 children under 16

From director Hiromasa Yonebayashi - animator of Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty - comes a dazzling new family adventure about Mary, a young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt.
One day she follows a mysterious cat into the forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and a strange, magic flower which sends her flying above the clouds to faraway Endor College.

There her fantastical action-packed adventures begin! A magical and charming film for the whole family.

Voiced by Hana Sugisaki, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Hikari Mitsushima and Fumiyo Kohinata.

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Hirokazu Kore-eda’s (Nobody Knows, Like Father, Like Son, Still Walking) first film is considered by many to be one the of the finest films in Japanese cinema.

Wife and new mother, Yukimo is regularly troubled by a nightmare about the death of her grandmother. When tragedy strikes her husband, the stress forces her into hermit-like solitude until a kindly widower attempts to draw her from her shell.

Kore-eda’s Shoplifters won the 2018 Palme d’Or at Cannes so we thought it time to reintroduce the master’s first and perhaps finest work. A subtly moving masterpiece starring Makiko Esumi, Tadanobu Asano and Takashi Naitô.

Thursday, October 25 at 7pm / 110 min
In Japanese with English subtitles
$10 JCCC Member
$12 General