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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Dear Etranger

Thursday May 17 at 7pm / 128 min
In Japanese with English subtitles
$10 JCCC Member
$12 General

Shinichi is a model father to his family, quick to leave the office to spend time with his two step-daughters Kaoru and Eri. He never misses a catch-up day with his biological child Saori either. But when his wife announces she’s pregnant, the delicate balance is thrown off. Kaoru starts rebelling, Shinichi’s job is in jeopardy and his world begins to crumble…

Director Yuki Mishima and a talented cast tell a humane and nuanced story about family and relationships. Winner of the Special Grand Prix of the Jury Award at the Montreal World Film Festival 2017.

Starring Tadanobu Asano, , Rena Tanaka, Shinobu Terashima, Kankuro Kudo, Sara Minami, Raiju Kamata,

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Your Name

Saturday June 2 at 2pm / 112 min
In Japanese with English subtitles
$10 JCCC Member
$12 General

Makoto’s Shinkai’s breathtakingly beautiful and thoughtful film is the most popular and beloved animated film in Japanese cinema history, winning numerous awards world-wide including the 40th Japanese Academy Award for Best Animated Film.

After a comet falls in a mountain village and reverses time and space, two teenage strangers, a Tokyo boy named Taki and a country girl named Mitsuha each wake up in the body of the other. This odd phenomenon continues to happen from time to time but they adjust, communicating by leaving notes for each other. With the arrival of another comet, they decide that they want to meet, but fate conspires to keep them apart…

An unforgettable film what demands to be seen on the big screen. falls

Encore Screening