MAMESHIBA & NOBODY TO WATCH OVER ME: Japanese Film Festival in Hamilton

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February 10th, 2019

Cost: Free
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Japanese Film Festival: Nihon Eiga Sai in Hamilton 2019

Join us for free screenings of contemporary movies from JAPAN at the Central Hamilton Public Library on Sunday Feb 3 + 10! 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 recommended, drop-ins welcome.  Details about February 3, 2019 Japanese films here >


Sunday February 10 @1:00 PM

@Hamilton Central Public Library, free admission, RSVP recommended but not required

Japanese with English subtitles

Director, Toru Kamei (106 minutes) 2009

A touching story about a reclusive 32-year-old man, Jiro, who is out of work and lives at home with his parents. After tragedy hits the family, his mother runs away and leaves behind a six month old dog named Ichiro. Together with the cute bean sized Shiba-Inu, Jiro must venture outside to find his mother.

The film is a film adaptation of a popular TV series, and is the first of three sequels including one in 3D.



Sunday February 10 @3:00 PM

@Hamilton Central Public Library, free admission, RSVP recommended but not required

Japanese with English subtitles

Director, Ryoichi Kimizuka (118 minutes) 2009

Focusing on the accused’s sister, bright-eyed high school student Saori (Mirai Shida), this deep thriller follows the suffering of the family of a teenage murderer and the struggles of Detective Katsuura (Koichi Sato) ordered to protect them from the unwanted media onslaught and public scrutiny. In a deadly game of hide and seek, malicious netizens unsatisfied with the young suspect in custody expose the family’s personal information, as well as their every move.

Captivating to watch, this film by Ryoichi Kimizuka (screenwriter of the Bayside Shakedown films) reflects the current fears over the perils of social media and privacy, but also deftly weaves a story about the brokenness of modern-day families. This film also earned Kimizuka the ‘Best Screenplay’ award at the Montreal World Film Festival 2008.

Community Partners:
Hamilton Chapter of National Association of Japanese Canadians and the Hamilton Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre

Details about February 3, 2019 Japanese films here >


February 10th, 2019
February 10th, 2019
Doors Open:
30 minutes before start
Recommended but not required
Japanese with English Subtitles
Event Category:


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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