Japanese Film Screenings in Hamilton, Nov. 25 and Toronto, Dec. 9-10, Japanese Language class through Japanese movies

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Japanese Film Screenings in Hamilton, Nov. 25 and Toronto, Dec. 9-10, Japanese Language class through Japanese movies

Post  JF on Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:53 pm


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Japanese Film Screenings in Hamilton
"Villon's Wife" and "Someday"

Sunday, November 25 at the Westdale Theatre
The Japan Foundation and the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto are proud to present two screenings of critically-acclaimed Japanese films in Hamilton.
Location: Westdale Theatre
Address: 1014 King St West Hamilton, ON L8S 1L4
Phone: (905) 522-7173
Admission: Free
No reservations required (doors open 30 minutes before screening)
Inquiries: (416) 966-1600 x223
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Villon's Wife

Sunday, Nov. 25, 1:30 pm
Westdale Theatre, Hamilton
Dir. Negishi Kichitaro
2009/114 min/14A
Language: In Japanese with English subtitles


An all-star cast enacts a story distilled from seven of Dazai Osamu’s works, in a literary drama released on the 100th anniversary of the birth of the novelist. The relationship between a hard-drinking, promiscuous writer and his beautiful, upstanding, and devoted wife brings the various forms of love between men and women into relief. Director Negishi Kishitaro (Dog in a Sidecar) skillfully depicts the energy of people living in the chaos of the early postwar period. He won the best director award at the 33rd Montreal World Film Festival for this film.

While raising a young son, Sachi (Matsu Takako), the wife of the popular writer Otani (Asano Tadanobu), struggles to contain the damage wrought by her profligate husband. To pay off his debts, she starts working at a pub, where she wins the favor of Okada (Tsumabuki Satoshi), a young fan of Otani’s, and the lawyer Tsuji (Tsutsumi Shinichi), who she had a crush on in the past. But Otani surges with jealousy at the sight of the newly confident and popular Sachi.

Winner: Best Director, Montreal World Film Festival; Winner: Best Actress and Best Art Direction + 8 other nominations, Japanese Academy Awards
IMAGE © 2009 FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK, PAPADO, SHINCHOSHA PUBLISHING, NIHON EIGA SATELLITE BROADCASTING CORPORATION
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Someday

Sunday, Nov. 25, 4:00 pm
Westdale Theatre, Hamilton
Dir. Junji Sakamoto
2011/93 min/PG
Language: In Japanese with English subtitles


An ensemble comedy that focuses on the mountain village of Oshika in Nagano Prefecture. Inspired by a local tradition of performing Kabuki that has been passed down over the last 300 years, it presents a warm portrayal of the joys and sorrows of the villagers. The project was the brainchild of lead actor Harada Yoshio, who passed away in July of 2011 soon after the film was released in Japan. Zen (Harada), who runs an eatery serving venison dishes in Oshika Village at the foot of the Southern Alps, is also a top-billed star in the local tradition of performing Kabuki. However, one day in autumn as the villagers are preparing to put on a show, Zen is thrown for a loop when he is visited by his wife Takako (Okusu Michiyo) and his childhood friend Osamu (Kishibe Ittoku) who ran away together eighteen years ago.
Winner: Best Actor, Japanese Academy Awards + 7 nominations
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Coming in December:
Japanese Film Screenings in Toronto
“Happy Flight!”, “Someday”, and “Villon’s Wife”

Sunday, Dec. 9 and Monday, Dec. 10 at the Bloor HotDocs Cinema
The Japan Foundation and the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto are proud to present three screenings of critically-acclaimed Japanese films in Toronto.
Location: Bloor HotDocs Cinema
Address: 506 Bloor St. W., Toronto
Phone: (416) 637-3123
Admission: Free
No reservations required (doors open 30 minutes before screening)
Inquiries: (416) 966-1600 x223
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Happy Flight!

Sunday, December 9, 3:30 pm
Bloor Hotdocs Cinema, Toronto
Dir. Shinobu Yaguchi
2008/103 min/PG
Language: In Japanese with English subtitles


Shinobu Yaguchi brought feelings of laughter, tears, and exhilaration to audiences in Japan with his films about boys' synchronized swimming (Waterboys) and girls' high school big band jazz (Swing Girls). The theme of his latest film is "airplanes.” Usually, films featuring airplanes tend to be panic films or focus only on the pilots and flight attendants. Yaguchi's intent was to create a more realistic film depicting all corners of the aviation industry.

A great variety of "aviation professionals" such as pilots, flight attendants, the ground crew, mechanics, dispatchers, controllers, and the bird patrol crew all support a single flight. They have only one mission: to secure the safety of the passengers!

IMAGE © 2008 FUJITELEVISION / ALTAMIRA PICTURES / TOHO / DENTSU
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Someday
Sunday, December 9, 6:30 pm
Bloor HotDocs Cinema, Toronto
Dir. Junji Sakamoto/2011/93 min/PG
Language: In Japanese with English subtitles
(See synopsis above or visit our website for details)

Villon's Wife
Monday, December 10, 6:30 pm
Bloor HotDocs Cinema, Toronto
Dir. Negishi Kichitaro/2009/114 min/14A
Language: In Japanese with English subtitles
(See synopsis above or visit our website for details)
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TAKE ME OUT TO THE JAPANESE MOVIE! 日本映画に連れてって
Japanese Language class through Japanese movies


Date: Mon. Thu. Dec. 6th & Fri. Dec. 7 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Place: The Japan Foundation, Toronto
131 Bloor Street West, Suite 213, Toronto ( 2nd floor of the Colonnade)

Have you ever seen a Japanese film? Although watching movies is a really good way to learn about other countries and cultures, it may be difficult to enjoy or understand when it’s in a foreign language with English subtitles…

The Japan Foundation, Toronto is offering a class to improve your understanding of Japanese movies by watching trailers of the films which will be shown on Dec. 9 and 10 in Toronto. This class will help you enjoy the movies by giving tips on understanding the stories and some of the vocabulary and phrases used in them.
We have two classes for different level of Japanese ability.
Dec 6th:for Intermediate/Advanced level(JLPT N3+):instructions in Japanese
Dec 7th:for Beginners/Intermediate level(JLPT N5/N4:instructions in English & Japanese

Admission is free but your early RSVP is required as the seats are limited. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for maximum 15 people per class!


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