Tag Archive: samurai

Japanese Movies at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema: A Tale of Samurai Cooking

Directed by Yûzô Asahara 2013, 122 minutes, PG Starring Aya Ueto, Kengo Kôra, Kimiko Yo Historical comedy/drama Haru has an excellent sense of taste and great talent as a chef, but her “spirited character” was too much for her first husband, who divorced her after … Continue reading →

Japanese Movies at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema: Neko Samurai

Directed by Yoshitaka Yamaguchi 2014, 100 minutes, PG Starring Kazuki Kitamura, Misako Renbutsu, Yasufumi Terawaki, Kanji Tsuda, Shigeyuki Totsugi Historical comedy/drama It’s feline fanciers versus dog devotees in this comic tale of rivalry, revenge and redemption through the love of a good cat. Kyutaro is … Continue reading →

The 47 Ronin (Genroku Chushingura) by Kenji Mizoguchi

DVD screenings in conjunction with Legendary Loyalty: The 47 Ronin in Japanese Prints Part I:  Monday, December 5, 6:30 pm Part II: Thursday, December 8, 6:30 pm Following the surpassing popularity and tradition of the classic Kabuki play The Treasury of Loyal … 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 →

Screening of “A Boy and His Samurai” with director Yoshihiro Nakamura

at The Japan Foundation, Toronto Reservations are now closed. Thank you for your interest. presented by the Japan Foundation, Toronto and the Toronto Japanese Film Festival with an introduction by Director Yoshihiro Nakamura Q&A following the film A Boy and … Continue reading →