Tag Archive: movies

Japanese Through Films: Selections from the January Film Screenings-CANCELLED

Do you like Japanese? Do you like films? Why not join us at the Japan Foundation Toronto for “Japanese through Films”! In this class we will look at scenes from the four films being featured in the free screenings at … Continue reading →

Japanese Movies at the Bloor Cinema: Leaving on the 15th Spring

Directed by: Yasuhiro Yoshida Starring: Ayaka Miyoshi, Shinobu Otake, Kaoru Kobayashi 2013, 114″ (drama) Junior high school student Yuna lives with her father on the Okinawan island of Minami-Daito, population 1,200. Because the island is too small to support a high … Continue reading →

Japanese Movies at the Bloor Cinema: The Floating Castle

Directed by: Isshin Inudo, Shinji Higuchi Starring: Mansai Nomura, Nana Eikura, Hiroki Narimiya, Tomomitsu Yamaguchi, Koichi Sato 2012, 145″ (historical action comedy) Nearing the end of Japan’s long years of civil war, with Toyotomi Hideyoshi one short step away from … Continue reading →

Japanese Movies at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema: A Story of Yonosuke

Directed by: Shuichi Okita Starring: Kengo Kora, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Sosuke Ikematsu, Ayumi Ito 2013, 160″ (comedy/drama) In 1987, Yonosuke leaves his rural hometown to start university life in Tokyo. Good-natured, socially awkward and goofily handsome , he quickly makes friends, joins the samba club, and works as … Continue reading →

December Films at Innis Town Hall: Ikiru

Ikiru • いきる Directed by Akira Kurosawa/B&W /1952/143 min/blu-ray Kanji Watanabe (Takashi Shimura), a devoted single father, has mindlessly rubber-stamped documents at city hall for 30 years to support his son.  When he receives a diagnosis of terminal stomach cancer, he … Continue reading →