June 7 to June 28, 2018
@Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
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.
Runtime: 105 min / 2018
Director: Masaharu Take
Starring: Kiichi Nakai, Kuranosuke Sasaki, Tomochika, Aoi Morikawa, Tomoya Maeno
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.
Official Website and Trailer (in Japanese): gaga.ne.jp/uso800/
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