First Love 初恋

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May 22nd, 2020 @ 9:00 am - May 24th, 2020 @ 9:00 pm EDT

Cost: $5.99
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First Love 初恋

The Japan Foundation, Toronto is pleased to co-present with the Japanese Cultural Centre the sixth of the Virtual JCCC Film Screenings.

First Love 初恋

Directed by MIIKE Takashi  
2019 (115 min.) Japanese with English subtitles
The link will go live Online from  May 15, 9:00 AM and ends May 18, 9:00 PM

A doomed boxer and a drug-addled call girl fall in love over one wild night in the Tokyo underbelly as they are pursued by corrupt cops, warring Yakuza, Triad gangs, a beautiful Chinese assassin and a bizarre underwear-clad spectre. A Tarantino-style roller-coaster ride, Miike’s latest is a furiously paced, hilarious, bloody and surprising poignant romance.

With Masataka Kubota, Sakurako Kanishi, Shota Sometani, Becky, Nao Ohmori, Jun Murakam

In Japanese with English Subtitles / 115 minutes
*18+: Includes scenes of violence and sexuality

We are keeping screening fees low ($5.99) and the admission you pay will help us hold things together until the crisis has passed.



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This link will go live from Friday May 22 at 9:00am to Sunday May 24 at 9:00pm. You can make your purchase anytime between the hours noted and will be able to watch the film at your leisure. Your access to the film will be active for 72 hours upon payment.

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May 22nd, 2020 @ 9:00 am
May 24th, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Event Category:
Japanese with English subtitles


Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre and The Japan Foundation, Toronto


2 Bloor St. East, 3rd floor
Toronto, ON M4W 1A8 Canada