Toronto Japanese Film Festival

Toronto Japanese Film Festival

June 7 to June 28, 2018 

@Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

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This year brings 29 films, directors, stars, art exhibitions, musical performances and lots of great Japanese food!  details >

The Japan Foundation, Toronto is a proud supporter of this years festival and also the screening sponsor for the Canadian premier of the film “We Make Antiques” directed by Masaharu Take.

We Make Antiques (嘘八百)

Runtime: 105 min / 2018
Director: Masaharu Take
Starring:  Kiichi Nakai, Kuranosuke Sasaki, Tomochika, Aoi Morikawa, Tomoya Maeno

Canadian Premiere

Dubious antique dealer Norio finds a priceless tea bowl which once belonged to the famous 16th century tea master Sen no Rikyo among the musty contents of a rich family’s storehouse.  He deceives the homeowner Sasuke to get it for next to nothing. In fact Sasuke is merely the house-sitter and made the tea cup himself.  When Norio learns Sasuke was once a gifted potter whose career was derailed by a famous TV antiques appraiser – the same man who damaged Norio’s own reputation – they decide to settle the score and scam the appraiser.  Their scheme is the gamble of a lifetime involving their wives, children and life savings.  What could possibly go wrong…?

Masaharu Take’s hit caper-comedy offers much to enjoy for both those who like to laugh as well as Japanese pottery aficionados.

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監督:武正晴  出演:中井貴一、佐々木蔵之介、友近、 森川葵、前野朋哉