PRIDE Films: Taboo

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June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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TABOO 御法度

June 5, 2018 6:30 PM   &  June 23, 2018 3:00 PM 

Directed by Nagisa Oshima [1999] 100 min.

Celebrate Pride with us this summer by watching four films in the PRIDE FILM SERIES that look at LGBTQ diversity in Japan.

Taboo was the last film by Japanese New Wave film master Nagisa Oshima.

The story unfolds in a samurai compound during the Bakumatsu period in the 19th century where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the training room, all centering around a handsome young samurai named Sozaburo Kano. The school’s stern master can choose to intervene, or to let Kano decide his own path.

The film unveils some of the same-sex relations that likely took place in the Shinsengumi at the end of the Samurai era.

Starring Ryuhei Matsuda, Takeshi Kitano and Tadanobu Asano, with music by Ryuichi Sakamoto.

TABOO Directed by Nagisa Oshima
HUSH! Directed by Ryosuke Hashiguchi
LILY FESTIVAL Directed by Sachi Hamano
KAKERA Directed by Momoko Ando

Details

Starts:
June 5 @ 6:30 pm
Ends:
June 5 @ 8:30 pm
Doors Open:
6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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

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