Friday, June 13, 2014

The CJS Presents "The Ravine of Goodbye さよなら渓谷" at the TJFF!

The CANADA JAPAN SOCIETY (CJS) is proud to present TWO films at the 3rd Annual Toronto Japanese Film Festival running from June 12th-27th, 2014 at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. Naturally we are offering DISCOUNTED TICKETS at $10 each for those interested in going.
 Our FIRST showing will be director Tatsushi Omori’s dramatic adaptation of the Shuichi Yoshida novel, The Ravine of Goodbye. This dark and often disturbing look at male violence and guilt, female victimization, and power offers an award-winning performance by Yoko Maki as the female lead.
Warning! This movie contains adult scenes and may only be viewed by persons 18 years of age or older.


The Ravine of Goodbye
 Thursday, June 19th
 Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
 6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON M3C 1z5
 Tel: 416.441.2345
 Discounted tickets $10 each (
Summary: Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 35th Moscow International Film Festival, Tatsushi Omori’s adaptation of Shuichi Yoshida’s novel is a superbly acted drama (Yoko Maki received the Japanese Academy Award for her performance) dealing with the themes of male violence and guilt, female victimization and power. 

 A baby is killed. The baby’s mother Satomi is arrested as the prime suspect but suspicion also swirls around her seemingly happy neighbors Shunsuke and Kanako. Watanabe, a reporter also investigating the case, discovers a shocking crime in Shunsuke’s past: his involvement in a brutal rape case 15 years earlier. But what relevance could this history have to present circumstances? An unforgettable, brutal and harrowing exploration of “the extremities of love.” 
18+ – This film is unrated but may only be viewed by persons 18 years of age or older. In Japanese with English subtitles.