Thursday, August 9, 2012

August 24, 2012: Farewell to CJS Movie Nights - FINAL Film Screening at National Film Board and an All-Inclusive Wine & Cheese Reception

Save the Date!  After SEVEN years of screening entertaining films about Japan, the Canada-Japan Society is wrapping up our CJS Movie Nights at the National Film Board Theatre. We will be showing our *final* film on Friday, August 24.  The evening will be a celebration of cultural exchange through movies and will feature Alain Corneau's critically acclaimed "Fear and Trembling (Stupeur et tremblements)", to be followed by an all-inclusive wine and cheese reception.

"Fear and Trembling" is based on the autobiographical novel by Amelie Nothomb, and is a comedic look at a young Belgian woman's epic struggle to fit into a large Japanese company in Tokyo. Sylvie Testud stars as Amelie, who grew up in Japan as a child, and whose life-long dream is to return there to work. She succeeds in landing a one-year contract job as an interpreter with a large Japanese company, but soon finds out that not everything is as she imagined it nor does speaking the language mean she can easily fit into another society. An epic struggle between East and West takes place and - of course - hilarity ensues!

We hope you can come out and enjoy an evening of fun, laughs, food and drink and help us celebrate seven wonderful years of sharing Japanese and Canadian culture through film.

PLEASE NOTE: As space is limited, if you wish to attend, you MUST RSVP to

Thank you - and we hope to see you at our "wrap party"!

Fear and Trembling (Stupeur et tremblements)
(in Japanese and French with English subtitles)
6:30 pm start
National Film Board Theatre (2nd floor)
150 John Street (at Richmond)
CJS Members: $15
Non-CJS Members