JCCC Monthly Film Screening

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.

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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SHOPLIFTERS

Master filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda’s newest masterpiece won the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or.

Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold and take her home. Although the family is poor, barely surviving through petty crime, they live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them...

Starring Lily Franky, Kirin Kiki and Sakura Ando.

Thursday, January 31 at 7pm / 121 min
In Japanese with English subtitles
$10 JCCC Member
$12 General

万引き家族

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リズと青い鳥

Liz and the Blue BIrd

Sunday February 17 at 1pm / 90 min
In Japanese with English subtitles
$10 JCCC Member
$12 General
$5 Child (14&under)

The latest film by director Naoko Yamada (A Silent Voice) based on Ayano Takeda’s bestselling novel.

This magical and moving coming-of-age film revolves around Mizore and Nozomi, two best friends in their final year of high school. With Mizore on the oboe and Nozomi on the flute, as members of the school’s brass band club, they spend their time happily together — until the club begins to practice songs inspired by the fairy tale Liz and the Blue Bird…

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未来のミライ

Mirai

Sunday February 17 at 3pm / 100 min
In Japanese with English subtitles
$10 JCCC Member
$12 General
$5 Child (14&under)

The latest from animation master Mamoru Hosoda (Boy and The Beast, Wolf Children and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time).

Four-year-old Kun finds his role in his family has changed due to the arrival of his newborn sister. Confused by the new family dynamic Kun escapes through a magical gateway in his parent’s garden which propels him through time where he experiences hallucinatory visitations from family members: past, present and future. These visitations define for Kun what it means to be a family, and most importantly, what it means to be a big brother.

The light-heartedness and fantastical film to reminds us of little things that make a family special.

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ONE CUT OF THE DEAD

Director Shinichiro Ueda’s tiny indie production opened in two small cinemas but by positive word of mouth alone shot to the top of the box-office.

A low-budget zombie movie - shot in one take - turns real when actual zombies attack the crew. But then the film abruptly transforms into something entirely different: Japan’s smartest comedy of the year, a father-daughter story, a sharp film industry satire and a movie about the value of perseverance. Winner of film festival awards around the world.

Starring Harumi Shuhama, Kazuaki Nagaya, Mao and Takayuki Hamatsu

Thursday, February 21 at 7pm / 97 min
In Japanese with English subtitles
$10 JCCC Member
$12 General

カメラを止めるな!

Encore Screening

 

 

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