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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Thursday, November 15 at 7pm / 96 min
In Japanese with English subtitles
$10 (JCCC Members)
$12 (General)

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

Co-present with Toronto Reel Asian

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-The Dazzling Life of Hokusai’s Daughter-

NHK’s handsome dramatization of the life of O-Ei, the daughter of Hokusai, one of Japan’s most renowned 19th-century ukiyo-e artists.

O-Ei, herself a brilliant painter, married but soon returned home to become her father’s assistant. She was by Hokusai’s side as he completed his iconic “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” series. When Hokusai grew too old to wield a brush, O-Ei painted for him and devoted her life to art, founding her own style of painting while helping her father.

Starring Aoi Miyazaki, Ryukei Matsuda, Hiroki Miyake and Kimiko Yo

Preceded by Alice Shin’s short film HARU’S NEW YEAR with the director and cast members in attendance.

Thursday, December 6 at 7pm / 73min
In Japanese with English subtitles
Free Admission. Donations gratefully accepted

眩 ~北斎の娘~

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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