Japanese Movies at Hot Docs Cinema

Presented by The Japan Foundation, Toronto and the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto
  • No RSVP required
  • All films in Japanese with English subtitles
  • First come first served

Our annual event returns to the Hot Docs Cinema (formerly Bloor Hot Docs Cinema) in January 2018 with three films about hope that comes together in unexpected ways.

Hot Docs Cinema (formerly Bloor Cinema)
506 Bloor St. W. (Bloor and Bathurst)

Sunday, January 7, 1:00 pm
The Vancouver Asahi バンクーバーの朝日

Directed by Yuya Ishii
2014, 132 minutes, 14A
Starring Satoshi Tsumabuki, Kazuya Kamenashi

Community partner: Toronto Japanese Language School

Sunday, January 7, 3:35 pm
Being Good きみはいい子

Directed by Mipo O
2015, 121 minutes, 14A
Starring  Kengo Kora, Machiko Ono, Chizuru Ikewaki, Kazuya Takahashi and Amon Kabe

Community partner: Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

Sunday, January 14, 1:00 pm
Yoko The Cherry Blossom 陽光桜

Directed by Gen Takahashi (In attendance)
2013, 122 minutes, 14A
Starring Takashi Sasano, Koji Matoba, Maki Miyamoto


Community partner: Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre


January 15, 6:30 PM – Lecture by Director Gen Takahashi “Critical Look at Japan’s Film Industry: Today & Beyond”

January 16, 2:00 PM – Special Master class for filmmakers and film studies students by Director Gen Takahashi “Japan’s Film Industry: Behind the Scenes with an Outlaw”

all images ©: 2014 “The Vancouver Asahi” Film Partners, 2015 “Being Good” Film Partners, Grand Kafe Pictures 2015