The CJS Movie Night is たそがれ清兵衛

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The CJS Movie Night is たそがれ清兵衛

Post  CJS on Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:22 pm




150John Street (at Richmond)
日加協会会員 $5
非会員 $10



日加協会は、カナダと日本の交流を促進し、相互理解を深めるために1981年に設立されたボランティア・ベースの 非営利団体です。



The Canada Japan Society is proud to present Yoji Yamada’s modern take on the samurai period drama (jidai-geki) genre; “The Twilight Samurai”.

This moving film tells the tale of a lowly samurai, Seibei Ikawa (Hiroyuki Sanada) who toils under great financial hardship to raise his two daughters after his wife’s untimely death. He’s nicknamed “Twilight” as he always returns home directly after work to care for his family, never socializing with his colleagues. Seibei reluctantly becomes drawn into conflict to preserve the honour of Tomoe (Rie Miyazawa), the sister of his childhood friend Michinojo (.Mitsuru Fukikoshi) Set in the late Tokugawa Era, the film brilliantly brings to life the plight of the average samurai, who with no wars to fight have been reduced to struggling for survival and struggling with the uncertainty of their future.

Yoji Yamada’s patient but brilliant storytelling, along with masterful performances by Hiroyuki Sanada and Rie Miyazawa propelled "Twilight Samurai" to sweep the 2003 Japanese Academy Awards, winning 12 categories, including best picture, director, screenplay, actor, actress, supporting actor and cinematography. In Hollywood the film was also nominated for Best International Film in that year’s Academy Awards.

The Twilight Samurai
Friday, November 20th
National Film Board Theatre
150 John Street (at Richmond)
7 pm start time
CJS Members $5
Non-CJS Members $10

The night also includes a post party event at Everest Caf醇P, where attendees can discuss the film, practice their English/Japanese, meet new people, and have some fun.

Since 2004 The Canada Japan Society has been screening Japanese movies at the National Film Board theatre as part of our mandate to enhance understanding and enjoyment of Canada Japan relations. We present a wide range of Japanese films, from the classics to the latest in comedy, drama, action, and horror. All movies are in Japanese with English subtitles, and the feature film is always preceded by a Canadian short film from the National Film Board.

The Canada Japan Society was established in 1981 and is an independent, volunteer driven non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing relations and understanding between Canada and Japan.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me:

Jeff Harju


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