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SPECIAL GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE

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USUKE BOYS   (ウスケボーイズ)

 

Saturday August 17 @ 3:30pm
Runtime:
 102 min / 2018
Director: Yuji Kakizaki
Starring:  Dai Watanabe, Masayuki Deai, Yuka Takeshima, Kenta Uchino, Isao Hashizume, Satoshi Judai, Shogo Shimizu, Reiko Tajima, Yumi Adachi
North American Premiere

Okamura and four close friends regularly meet at a group for wine aficionados. They share the belief that Japanese grapes are less flavourful than French grapes and so bear an inferior wine. When they encounter Japanese-made Kikyogahara Merlot and its maker Usuke Asai, their lives are changed. Dropping their jobs and renting farmland they pledge to follow Usuke-san and his philosophy of wine-making, and life.

A warm, inspirational tale for wine-lovers and teetotallers alike.

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

SPECIAL GUESTS

In attendance to introduce the film and take audience questions

 

岡村(渡辺大)、城山、伊藤、上村は、「ワイン友の会」の仲間で、集っては世界中のワインを嗜んで蘊蓄を語り合っていた。ある夜フランスと日本のワインのテイスティング会を開いた彼らは、そこで「桔梗ヶ原メルロー」という日本製ワインのことを知る。世界に通用するこのワインを生んだ麻井宇介(橋爪功)に憧れ、ワイン用のぶどう栽培は困難と言われたこの日本の地で、岡村たちは麻井の思想に基づいたワインを作ろうと決意するが…….。

監督:柿崎ゆうじ
出演:渡辺大、出合正幸、竹島由夏、内野謙太、橋爪功、安達祐実

© 2018 “Usuke Boys” Film Partners