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The Toronto Anime Matsuri – Your Name 2:00 pm
The Toronto Anime Matsuri – Your Name
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Toronto Anime Matsuri - Your Name
The Toronto Anime Matsuri Encore Screening Your Name 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[...]
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TJFF2018 – Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura 7:30 pm
TJFF2018 – Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
TJFF2018 - Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura (鎌倉ものがたり) Runtime: 129 min / 2017 Director: Takashi Yamazaki Starring: Masato Sakai, Mitsuki Takahata, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Sakura Ando, Min Tanaka Canadian Premiere In his latest,[...]
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TJFF2018 – Tokyo Vampire Hotel 7:00 pm
TJFF2018 – Tokyo Vampire Hotel
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
TJFF2018 - Tokyo Vampire Hotel
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 Tokyo Vampire Hotel (東京ヴァンパイアホテル) Runtime: 142 min / 2016 Director: Sion Sono Starring: Kaho, Yumi Adachi, Megumi Kagurazaka and Shinnosuke Mitsushima North American Premiere CONTAINS SCENES OF VIOLENCE AND/OR SEXUALITY. ADMITTANCE STRICTLY RESTRICTED[...]
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TJFF2018 – The Night is Short, Walk on Girl 1:30 pm
TJFF2018 – The Night is Short, Walk on Girl
Jun 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm
TJFF2018 - The Night is Short, Walk on Girl
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 The Night is Short, Walk on Girl (夜は短し歩けよ乙女) Runtime: 93 min / 2017 Director: Masaki Yuasa Starring (voice): Kana Hanazawa, Gen Hoshino, Hiroshi Kamiya, Ryuji Akiyama Toronto Premiere Winner of the Best Film[...]
TJFF2018 – Life Is Fruity 4:00 pm
TJFF2018 – Life Is Fruity
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
TJFF2018 - Life Is Fruity
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 Life Is Fruity (人生フルーツ) Runtime: 91 min / 2017 Director: Kensei Fushihara Narrated by: Kirin Kiki Canadian Premiere Director Fushihara’s delicate, charming documentary won the Kinema Jumpo Best Film of the Year (Cultural[...]
TJFF2018 – The Scythian Lamb 7:00 pm
TJFF2018 – The Scythian Lamb
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
TJFF2018 - The Scythian Lamb
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 The Scythian Lamb (羊の木) Runtime: 126 min / 2018 Director: Daihachi Yoshida Starring:  Ryo Nishikido, Ryuhei Matsuda, Fumino Kimura, Mikako Ichikawa, Kazuki Kitamura, Min Tanaka, Shingo Mizusawa North American Premiere Suffering from[...]
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TJFF2018 – Laughing Under the Clouds 1:30 pm
TJFF2018 – Laughing Under the Clouds
Jun 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm
TJFF2018 - Laughing Under the Clouds
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 Laughing Under the Clouds (曇天に笑う) Runtime: 94 min / 2018 Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro Starring: Sota Fukushi, Yuma Nakayama, Yuki Furukawa, Ren Kiriyama International Premiere It is the 11th year of the Meiji era[...]
TJFF2018 – Miko Girl 4:00 pm
TJFF2018 – Miko Girl
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
TJFF2018 - Miko Girl
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 Miko Girl (巫女っちゃけん) Runtime: 98 min / 2018 Director: Su-Yeon Gu Starring:  Alice Hirose, Taiki Yamaguchi, Megumi, Lily Franky, Naoko Iijima North American Premiere Shiwasu works as a Miko (shrine maiden) at the shrine[...]
TJFF2018 – A Beautiful Star 7:00 pm
TJFF2018 – A Beautiful Star
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
TJFF2018 - A Beautiful Star
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 A Beautiful Star (美しい星) Runtime: 127 min / 2017 Director: Daihachi Yoshida Starring: Lily Franky, Kazuya Kamenashi, Ai Hashimoto Toronto Premiere A dark and surreal comedy based loosely on a 1962 novel by[...]
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TJFF2018 – The Third Murder 7:00 pm
TJFF2018 – The Third Murder
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
TJFF2018 - The Third Murder
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 The Third Murder (三度目の殺人) Runtime: 124 min / 2017 Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda Starring: Masaharu Fukuyama, Koji Yakusho, Suzu Hirose TIFF Encore Presentation Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defence of murder-robbery suspect Misumi[...]
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TJFF2018 – Tremble All You Want 7:00 pm
TJFF2018 – Tremble All You Want
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
TJFF2018 - Tremble All You Want
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 Tremble All You Want (勝手にふるえてろ) Runtime: 117 min / 2017 Director: Akiko Ohku Starring: Mayu Matsuoka, Daichi Watanabe, Anna Ishibashi, Takumi Kitamura Canadian Premiere Based on Risa Wataya’s best-selling novel and winner of[...]
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TJFF2018 – Chihayafuru Part 3 7:00 pm
TJFF2018 – Chihayafuru Part 3
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
TJFF2018 - Chihayafuru Part 3
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 Chihayafuru Part 3 (ちはやふる 結び) Runtime: 128 min / 2018 Director: Norihiro Koizumi Starring: Suzu Hirose, Shuhei Nomura, Mackenyu Arata, Mone Kamishiraishi, Mayu Matsuoka North American Premiere The third installment in the hit[...]
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TJFF2018 – Mixed Doubles 7:00 pm
TJFF2018 – Mixed Doubles
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TJFF2018 - Mixed Doubles
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 Mixed Doubles (ミックス) Runtime: 119 min / 2017 Director: Junichi Ishikawa Starring: Yui Aragaki, Eita, Koji Seto, Mei Nagano North American Premiere Laughter, love and ping-pong combine in the tale of Tamako, 28[...]
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TJFF2018 – Yocho – Foreboding 7:00 pm
TJFF2018 – Yocho – Foreboding
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
TJFF2018 - Yocho – Foreboding
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 Yocho – Foreboding (予兆 散歩する侵略者 劇場版) Runtime: 140 min / 2017 Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa Starring: Kaho, Shota Sometani, Masahiro Higashide, Yukino Kishii North American Premiere Widely considered superior to the original, this companion[...]
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TJFF2018 – What a Wonderful Family II 1:00 pm
TJFF2018 – What a Wonderful Family II
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
TJFF2018 - What a Wonderful Family II
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 What a Wonderful Family II (家族はつらいよ 2) Runtime: 113 min / 2017 Director: Yoji Yamada Starring:  Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Yui Natsukawa,  Satoshi Tsumabuki, Yū Aoi, Nenji Kobayashi Toronto Premiere In this fast-paced[...]
TJFF2018 – Hanagatami 3:30 pm
TJFF2018 – Hanagatami
Jun 16 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
TJFF2018 - Hanagatami
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 Hanagatami (花筐/HANAGATAMI) Runtime: 169 min / 2017 Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi Starring: Shunsuke Kubozuka, Honoka Yahagi, Takako Tokiwa, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Mugi Kadowaki Canadian Premiere In 2017 veteran filmmaker Nobuhiko Obayashi (Casting Blossoms to the[...]
TJFF2018 – Sekigahara 7:00 pm
TJFF2018 – Sekigahara
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
TJFF2018 - Sekigahara
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 Sekigahara (関ケ原) Runtime: 149 min / 2017 Director: Masato Harada Starring: Junichi Okada, Koji Yakusho, Kasumi Arimura, Takehiro Hira, Masahiro Higashide Canadian Premiere Masato Harada (Kakekomi, The Emperor in August) returns with this[...]
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TJFF2018 – Hiroshima 1:00 pm
TJFF2018 – Hiroshima
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
TJFF2018 - Hiroshima
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 Hiroshima (ひろしま) Runtime: 104 min / 1953 Director: Hideo Sekigawa Starring: Eiji Okada, Yumeji Tsukioka, Takashi Kanda, Isuzu Yamada Based on Children of the Atom Bomb, a book of testimonies by children who experienced[...]
TJFF2018 – Ernesto 4:00 pm
TJFF2018 – Ernesto
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:15 pm
TJFF2018 - Ernesto
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 Ernesto (エルネスト) Runtime: 124 min / 2017 Director: Junji Sakamoto Starring: Joe Odagiri, Kento Nagayama, Alexis Diaz de Villegas North American Premiere Winner of the Best Film of the Year in the Takasaki Film Festival,[...]
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TJFF2018 – Miracles of the Namiya General Store 7:00 pm
TJFF2018 – Miracles of the Namiya General Store
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
TJFF2018 - Miracles of the Namiya General Store
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 Miracles of the Namiya General Store (ナミヤ雑貨店の奇蹟) Runtime: 129 min / 2017 Director: Ryoichi Hiroki Starring: Ryosuke Yamada, Toshiyuki Nishida, Machiko Ono, Nijiro Murakami, Kaoru Kobayashi North American Premiere This deeply moving fantasy-drama,[...]
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TJFF2018 – Side Job 7:00 pm
TJFF2018 – Side Job
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TJFF2018 - Side Job
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 Side Job (彼女の人生は間違いじゃない) Runtime: 119 min / 2017 Director: Ryoichi Hiroki Starring:  Kumi Takiuchi, Ken Mitsuishi, Kengo Kora North American Premiere CONTAINS SCENES OF VIOLENCE AND/OR SEXUALITY. ADMITTANCE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO 18+ Miyuki[...]
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TJFF2018 – Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA 7:00 pm
TJFF2018 – Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
TJFF2018 - Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA (坂本隆一: CODA) Runtime: 102 min / 2017 Director: Stephen Nomura Schible Starring: Ryuichi Sakamoto When diagnosed with throat cancer in 2014, Oscar-winning composer, pianist, writer, and actor Ryuichi Sakamoto reacted[...]
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TJFF2018 – Color Me True 7:00 pm
TJFF2018 – Color Me True
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
TJFF2018 - Color Me True
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 Color Me True (今夜、ロマンス劇場で) Runtime: 108 min / 2018 Director: Hideki Takeuchi Starring: Haruka Ayase, Kentaro Sakaguchi, Tsubasa Honda, Kazuki Kitamura North American Premiere It is the 1960s and film was losing its[...]
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TJFF2018 – blank13 9:00 pm
TJFF2018 – blank13
Jun 22 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
TJFF2018 - blank13
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 blank13 (blank13) Runtime: 70 min / 2017 Director: Takumi Saitoh Starring: Issey Takahashi, Lilly Franky, Misuzu Kanno,  Mayu Matsuoka, Takumi Saitoh Canadian Premiere Superstar Takumi Saitoh’s feature-length directorial debut is set at the[...]
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TJFF2018 – We Make Antiques 7:00 pm
TJFF2018 – We Make Antiques
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
TJFF2018 - We Make Antiques
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 We Make Antiques (嘘八百) Runtime: 105 min / 2018 Director: Masaharu Take Starring:  Kiichi Nakai, Kuranosuke Sasaki, Tomochika, Aoi Morikawa, Tomoya Maeno Canadian Premiere Dubious antique dealer Norio finds a priceless tea[...]
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TJFF2018 – Outrage: Coda 7:00 pm
TJFF2018 – Outrage: Coda
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
TJFF2018 - Outrage: Coda
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 Outrage – Coda (アウトレイジ 最終章) Runtime: 104 min / 2017 Director: Takeshi Kitano Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Toshiyuki Nishida, Tatsuo Nadaka, Nao Omori, Pierre Taki, Yutaka Ren Ohsugi, Ittoku Kishibe. Canadian Premiere CONTAINS[...]
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TJFF2018 – Yakiniku Dragon 7:00 pm
TJFF2018 – Yakiniku Dragon
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
TJFF2018 - Yakiniku Dragon
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 Yakiniku Dragon (焼肉ドラゴン) Runtime: 126 min / 2018 Director: Wishing Chong Starring: Yo Oizumi, Yoko Maki, Mao Inoue, Kim Sang-Ho, Oh Shin-Gil, Lee Jung Eun, Shinpei Ooe North American Premiere Based on[...]
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TJFF2018 – The Last Recipe 7:00 pm
TJFF2018 – The Last Recipe
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
TJFF2018 - The Last Recipe
Toronto Japanese Film Festival 2018 The Last Recipe (ラストレシピ ~麒麟の舌の記憶~) Runtime: 126 min / 2017 Director: Yojiro Takita Starring: Kazunari Ninomiya, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Aoi Miyazaki, Go Ayano, Daigo Nishihata North American Premiere The latest film from the director[...]
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