The 38th Annual Japan Film Festival
Thursday, December 10, 2020 to Saturday, December 12, 2020
@ONLINE, admission free, registration required
One of the Canadian Film Institute’s longest-running annual festivals, the Japan Film Festival, has showcased the best in contemporary filmmaking from Japan. Despite the pandemic, this cinematic tradition continues online to film lovers all across Canada. Presented with the generous support of and in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan and The Japan Foundation, Toronto.
The Long Goodbye 長いお別れ
Directed by NAKANO Ryota
2019 | 127 min. | Japanese with English Subtitles
Seven years of a “long goodbye” with a father who slowly loses his memory. This is a new moving story of love, filled with tears. A Long Goodbye is the film adaptation of Naoki Prize-winning author NAKAJIMA Kyoko’s same-named novel.
(c) 2019 “A Long Goodbye” Film Partners
A Long Goodbye trailer below >
Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams
Directed by YAMAZAKI Ema Ryan
2019 | 94 min. | Japanese with English Subtitles
Intimately following coaches and players in their quest to win the historic 100th national High School Baseball Tournament, KOSHIEN is a dramatic and emotional journey to the heart of the Japanese national character and window into the struggle to balance tradition with progress.