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THE ISLAND OF CATS (ねことじいちゃん)

 

Sunday June 16 @ 1:30pm
Runtime: 103 min / 2019
Director: Mitsuaki Iwago
Starring: Shinosuke Tatekawa, Ko Shibasaki, Kaoru Kobayashi, Tasuku Emoto (and hundreds of cats)
North American Premiere

Daikichi is a 70-year-old widower living on a small island with his 10-year-old cat Tama, many life-long friends and the countless feline inhabitants of the island. They gather together at a newly opened café, run by the beautiful Michiko, a newcomer on the island. Daikichi’s carefree and laid-back  lifestyle is interrupted by the death of a close friend and his own health scare, prompting his son to visit from Tokyo.

This warm, gentle comedy looks at Japanese social issues such as the aging population and life after retirement. Beautifully photographed and a cat-lovers’ dream!

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

写真家の岩合光昭による映画初監督作品。

日本のとある小さな島で暮らす元 教師の70歳の大吉は、2年前妻に先立たれて以来、飼い猫のタマと2人暮ら し。生まれ育ったこの島には、幼馴染をはじめ、たくさんの友人と猫がいて、毎日穏やかな日々を送っている。東京で暮らす息子剛はそんな一人暮らしの 父を心配する一方、大吉もタマも自由きままな、今の生活に満足している。しかし、親しい友人の死や自身の体の不調など、徐々に毎日の生活に変化が訪れはじめる。

監督:岩合光昭
出演:立川志の輔、柴咲コウ、小林薫、江本祐、猫たち

© 2018 “Neko to Jiisan” Production Committee

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