Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The CJS Presents THREE GREAT JAPANESE MOVIES at the Toronto Japanese Film Festival!

For all of you who have mourned the demise of our long running MOVIE NIGHTS, the Canada Japan Society is proud to have the opportunity to PRESENT three films at the upcoming 2nd ANNUAL TORONTO JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL!

TitleRent-a-Cat  レンタネコ (2012)
Friday, June 14  7:00 PM
Director: Naoko Ogigami
Stars: Mikako Ichikawa, Kei Tanaka
Summary: This gentle, whimsical comedy by director Naoko Ogigami (Kamome Shokudo, Megane) celebrates self-discovery explores the importance of finding companionship, both human and otherwise

TitleThe Samurai That Night その夜の侍 (2012)
Wednesday, June 19  7:00 PM
: Masaaki Akahori
Stars: Masato Sakai, Takayuki Yamada, Hirofumi Arai and Sakura Ando
Summary: Stage actor-director Masaaki Akahori turns film director with this adaptation of one of his own best plays. The ‘samurai’ of the title is Kenichi Nakamura, manager of a small ironworks foundry, who is obsessed with the idea of avenging his wife, killed in a hit-and-run incident five years earlier

TitleThe Floating Castle のぼうの城 (2012)
Thursday, June 27  7:00 PM
Director: Isshin Inudo ,Shinji Higuchi
Stars: Tamiyo Kusakari, Koji Yakusho, Tadanobu Asano, Takao Osawa
Summary: Adapted from the best-selling novel by Wada Ryo and based on true events, Floating Castle is an epic samurai action-comedy packed with wonderfully over-the-top characters, beautiful visuals and spectacular battle sequences. In 1590, powerful daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi nears his plan to unify all of Japan, but he comes across a floating fortress known as Oshi Castle. The good-hearted but inept Narita Nagachika and his 500 men (plus one warrior princess) must protect the “floating castle” against Hideyoshi’s vast army of 20,000.

 CJS Members and their guests can purchase ADVANCE, DISCOUNTED TICKETS for only $10 each…or a 3-pack (one for each film) for $25!  Tickets can be purchased at:
·         The CJS Ichimokukai at Manpuku (105 McCaul St.) on Thursday, June 6th, from 6-10 pm
·         JAVA Pub Night at Ajisai (637 Yonge St) on Saturday, June 8th 


All films will be held at the Japanese Canadian Community Centre located at 6 Garamond Ct .  Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5 www.jccc.on.ca/