Movie – Mori, The Artist’s Habitat

Posted on: August 1st, 2019
August 17, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm

$10 JCCC member
$12 General

Saturday August 17 @ 1:30pm
 99 min / 2018
Director: Shuichi Okita
Starring: Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kirin Kiki, Ryo Kase, Ken Mitsuishi
Toronto Premiere

“A delightful dip into a creator’s world. One of the Best Films of the Year”  – Japan Times

In his last 30 years, reclusive artist Morikazu Kumagai (1880-1977), rarely ventured beyond his Tokyo home; instead, he spends hours in his luxuriant garden keenly observing the cats, fish, birds and insects and eventually rendering them into his distinct paintings.

Featuring a cast lead by screen legends Tsutomu Yamazaki and Kirin Kiki, this delightful, quirky and virtually plot-free comedy traces an imaginary day in the life of Mori and Hideko – his wife of over 50 years – as they entertain a throng of welcomed and unwelcomed visitors, including condo developers whose presence signals imminent and irreversible change.

Preceded by John Northcott and David Michael Lamb’s NORIKO MAEDA – FOUNDATIONS
Noriko Maeda and the filmmakers in attendance

Official Website and Trailer (In Japanese):
You may purchase ticket(s) at Ticketweb, or at JCCC Reception, 416-441-2345.



監督:沖田修一『南極料理人』『横道世之介』 出演:山崎努、樹木希林、加瀬亮、光石研

© 2017 “Mori, The Artist’s Habitat” Film Partners