Japanese Film Festival in Hamilton 2020

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February 2nd, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:50 pm EST

Cost: Free
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Japanese Film Festival in Hamilton

@Central Branch, Hamilton Public Library, 55 York Blvd. 

Admission free, no RSVP required, Japanese with English subtitles

Join us for free screenings of contemporary and classic movies from JAPAN at the Central Hamilton Public Library on Sunday Feb 2 + 9! All films in Japanese w/Eng subtitles. In between films, there will be a brief intermission. We will be serving some Japanese refreshments so please arrive early! RSVP is not required, but we recommend you arrive early to get a good seat.

February 2, 2020 1:00 PM

DAD’S LUNCH BOX パパのお弁当は世界一

Directed by Masakazu Fukatsu (77 min.) 2017 G

Brown bag lunch / BENTO blues? Get some inspiration with this film (a.k.a papaben) which follows three years of high school of Midori, who eats the bento lunch her dad makes for her every single day. Find out what surprise she finds from her dad in the very last bento of her high school year!

February 2, 2020 2:40 PM


Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda (128 min.) 2015 PG

Three sisters Sachi, Yoshino and Chika live together in Kamakura city. When their father, absent from the family home for the last 15 years dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral and meet their shy teenage half-sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings.

February 9, 2020 1:00 PM


Directed by Akira Kurosawa (179 min.) 1980 14A

When a warlord dies, a peasant thief is called upon to impersonate him, and then finds himself haunted by the warlord’s spirit as well as his own ambitions. In his late color masterpiece, Akira Kurosawa returns to the samurai film and to a primary theme of his career-the play between illusion and reality. Winner of the 1980 Palme D’Or.

For information on Japanese films screening on February 9, 2020, click here >

Co-presented by:
Community Partner:
Hamilton Chapter of National Association of Japanese Canadians


February 2nd, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
February 2nd, 2020 @ 4:50 pm
Event Category:
Doors Open:
30 minutes before start
Not Required, first come first served
Japanese with English Subtitles


The Japan Foundation, Toronto and Hamilton Public Library
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Hamilton Central Public Library
55 York Boulevard, Hamilton Room
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 4E4 Canada
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