Best of the Toronto Japanese Film Festival: RENT-A-CAT
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July 24th, 2020 @ 9:00 am - July 26th, 2020 @ 9:00 pm EDTCost: $6.99
Best of the Toronto Japanese Film Festival
July 17 – August 23, 2020
This gentle, whimsical comedy by director Naoko Ogigami (Kamome Shokudo, Megane) celebrates self-discovery and explores the importance of finding companionship, both human and otherwise.
Sayoko defies the stereotypical “cat lady.” Young, single, tallish and attractive, she befriends any and all stray cats. In turn, she rents out cats to lonely hearts of all kinds. Pushing her handcart of cats along the riverbank, she announces from a megaphone, “Cats for rent! If you’re lonely, rent a cat!” And finding customers is not a problem: an old lady would like to buy a pet but fears that it will outlive her; a hen-pecked father; a rental company employee hoping a cat will ease her loneliness. But ever since her grandmother’s death, Sayoko is lonely too. Until one day, when a mysterious young man from her past appears on the riverbank…
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All films are in Japanese with English subtitles.