three people outside together gasping
woman looking at man
woman telling man a secret
man with his mouth pursed

A Banana? At This Time of Night?

Yasuaki Shikano lives with muscular dystrophy and conducts his busy life from a wheelchair, recruiting volunteers from the medical hospital to cater to his every whim. He is self-centered and talkative yet his infectious energy and free-spirit affects all the people around him. He also falls in love easily and develops a crush on rookie volunteer Misaki. He asks his friend Hisashi to write a love letter for him, not realizing Misaki is Hisashi’s girlfriend.

Yo Oizumi’s central performance is affecting, funny and often emotionally raw. This hit film is based on a true story and Kazufumi Watanabe’s popular novel.

Screening preceded by Takahiro Nakamura‘s short BODY PAINTER.

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



監督:前田哲    出演:大泉洋、高畑充希、三浦春馬、萩原聖人、渡辺真起子

© 2018 “A Banana? At This Time of Night?” Film Partners

Tetsu Maeda
Yo Oizumi, Mitsuki Takahata, Haruma Miura, Mieko Harada, Makiko Watanabe
North American Premiere
120 min
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