JCCC Monthly Film Screening

 

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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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打ち上げ花火、下から見るか?横から見るか?

Fireworks

Sunday February 18 at 2pm / 90 min
In Japanese with English subtitles
$10 JCCC Member
$12 General

Nobuyuki Takeuchi and Akiyuki Shinbo‘s gorgeous romantic fantasy is set over the course of a single day.
Norimichi and his friend Yusuke are both secretly in love with their classmate Nazuna but are too nervous to confess their feelings. Which of them will get the chance to escort her to the annual fireworks festival in the evening? And will Nazuna follow her secret plan to run away to the city?
With its young love, metaphysical questioning, and tranquil small-town setting , a must see for fans of Your Name.
Voiced by Masaki Suda and Suzu Hirose.

CANADIAN PREMIERE

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彼らが本気で編むときは、

Close-Knit

Thursday February 22 at 7pm / 127 min
In Japanese with English subtitles
$10 JCCC Member
$12 General

Naoko Ogigami’s deeply humane and heartwarming drama won the Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Audince Choice Award at New York’s Japan Cuts Festival.

11-year-old Tomo (Rinka Kakihara) is abandoned by her mother. She is taken in by her uncle Makio (Kenta Kiritani) lives with his beautiful girlfriend Rinko (Toma Ikuta). Rinko is a transgendered woman who works as a caregiver at a home for the elderly. Together the three start their new life as a family. A beautiful, brave and extraordinary film.

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聲の形

A Silent Voice

Sunday March 11 at 2pm / 129 min
In Japanese with English subtitles
$10 JCCC Member
$12 General

Winner of the 2017 Japanese Movie Critics Award for Best Animation. The moving story of Shoya, a school bully, and Shoko, a young girl with a hearing disability.

In sixth grade Shoko transfers to Shoya’s school and soon finds herself picked on. Years later Shoya, tormented over his past, decides he must see Shoko once more to make amends for what he did in elementary school and be Shoko’s friend.

Naoko Yamada’s deeply humane and visu¬ally gorgeous coming-of-age tale depicts the struggles and challenges of adolescence.
Based on the manga by Yoshitoki Oima.

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散歩する侵略者

BEFORE WE VANISHED

Thursday, March 29 at 7pm / 129 min
Japanese dialogue with English subtitles
$10 JCCC Member
$12 General

Acclaimed director Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s latest masterpiece reinvents the science-fiction film as a unique and profoundly human tale of love and mystery. Three aliens travel to Earth on a reconnaissance mission in preparation for a mass invasion. Having taken possession of human bodies, the visitors rob the hosts of their essence – good, evil, property, family, belonging – leaving only hollow shells, which are all but unrecognizable to their loved ones. Equally hilarious, thrilling, and profound, the film reminds audiences of the continued strength of one of Japanese cinema’s most unique auteurs – and the value of the human spirit.

Starring Masami Nagasawa, Ryuhei Matsuda and Hiroki Hasegawa

 

 

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