Japanese Movies at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Presented by The Japan Foundation, Toronto and the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto
  • No RSVP required
  • All films in Japanese with English subtitles
  • Doors open 30 minutes before showtime

Our annual event returns to the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (formerly Bloor Hot Docs Cinema) in January 2017 with three films about families that come together in unexpected ways.

A stoic warrior longs for his far-away family, and finds surprising companionship in a kidnapped cat. Three friends rely on each other for laughter and support while negotiating work, love and family matters. The stubborn but incompetent heir to a royal cooking family reluctantly learns the way of the kitchen knife from his spirited new wife.

Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema (formerly Bloor Cinema)
506 Bloor St. W. (Bloor and Bathurst)




Sunday, January 8, 1:00 pm
Neko Samurai
Directed by Yoshitaka Yamaguchi
2014, 100 minutes, PG
Starring Kazuki Kitamura, Misako Renbutsu, Yasufumi Terawaki, Kanji Tsuda, Shigeyuki Totsugi

Community partner: Toronto Japanese Language School

sumasa_main_2webSunday, January 8, 3:15 pm
Sue, Mai and Sawa
Directed by Osamu Minorikawa
2013, 106 minutes. PG
Starring  Ko Shibasaki, Yôko Maki, Shinobu Terajima

Community partner: Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

mainSunday, January 15, 1:00 pm
A Tale of Samurai Cooking

Directed by Yûzô Asahara
2013, 122 minutes, PG
Starring Aya Ueto, Kengo Kôra, Kimiko Yo

Community Partner: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

all images ©: 2014 “Neko Samurai” Production Committee, 2012 “Sue, Mai & Sawa” Production Committee, 2013 “A Tale of Samurai Cooking” Film Partners