Film Screening: Voices of a Distant Star

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June 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Cost: Free

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Film Screening

Voices of a Distant Star

 

June 28, 12:00 PM (Doors Open), Film starts 12:15 PM

Free admission @JFT, registration optional but recommended

Director Makoto Shinkai (25 min.) 2002

Japanese with English subtitles

 

Join us for the inaugural Bring Your Own Bento, Free Lunchtime Film Screenings! The first short film in the series will be the science fiction drama by anime master storyteller Makoto Shinkai.

The story follows the lives of two close childhood friends, a boy and a girl, who get separated once the girl is recruited by the UN Space Army and sent in to space to fight in a war against aliens. As the 15 years old girl goes deeper and deeper into space, the texts she sends take more and more to reach the earth; the film simultaneously follows her battles and the boy’s life as he receives her texts over the years.

The short anime was adapted into an audio CD, a short story and manga.

Shinkai is most notable for directing the critically acclaimed anime Your Name or Kimi no na wa. It was a huge commercial success becoming the fourth highest grossing film of all time in Japan, and the highest grossing anime film worldwide.

Don’t forget to bring your lunch (bento)!


Details

Starts:
June 28 @ 12:00 pm
Ends:
June 28 @ 1:00 pm
Doors Open:
12:00
Cost:
Free
Registration:
No registration required
Language:
Japanese with English subtitles
Event Category:

Organizer

The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Phone:
416-966-1600
Email:
info@jftor.org
Website:
www.jftor.org

Venue

The Japan Foundation, Toronto
2 Bloor St. East, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M4W 1A8
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Phone:
416-966-1600
Website:
www.jftor.org

Registration