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十年 TEN YEARS JAPAN

TEN YEARS JAPAN

Producer Hirokazu Kore-eda brings together five of Japan’s up-and-coming directors and a cast of top actors to visit a Japan ten years in the future.

Thoughtful, provocative and timely, these short tales explore the potential outcomes of issues including digital privacy, the aging population, militarism and nuclear power. A powerful film shot with intensely Kore-eda-esque whimsy and gentle emotion.

Starring Jun Kunimura, Chizuku Ikewaki, Taiga, Hana Sugisaki, Tetsushi Tanaka

Thursday March 14 at 7pm / 99 min
In Japanese with English subtitles

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いぬやしき

INUYASHIKI

“An anti-ageist sci-fi fantasy that balances thrilling action with endearing characters and apt social observations.” – Maggie Lee, Variety

Director Shinsuke Sato (Gantz, I am a Hero) combines tension, spectacle and strong character work in this tale of two men who are given android super-powers in an alien encounter. Inuyashiski is a beleaguered 58-year old salaryman who decides to use his powers for good and to give his life meaning. Highschool student Shishigami, uses his to steal, destroy and kill the innocent. The two must face off in the ultimate battle of good versus evil with Tokyo as the battlefield.

Starring Noritake Kinashi, Takeru Satoh, Kanata Honho, Fumi Nikaido, Ayaka Miyoshi

Thursday April 11 at 7pm / 127 min
In Japanese with English subtitles

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寝ても覚めても

ASAKO I & II

Asako’s first love, the charismatic Baku, suddenly disappears. Two years later she’s given a chance to relive her romance when she meets his perfect double, Ryohei in a Tokyo coffee shop. This powerful and thought-provoking investigation into the nature of love was nominated for 2018 Palme d’Or at Cannes.

Starring Erika Karata and Masahiro Higashide. Part of the Ryusuke Hamaguchi Retrospective.

Tuesday May 14 @ 7pm / 120min
In Japanese with English subtitles

Free Admission
Please call JCCC, 416-441-2345, to reserve the spot

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