AIJO FILM SERIES: The Tokyo Night is Always The Densest Shade of Blue

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December 7th, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Cost: Free

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AIJO FILM SERIES: Modern Love in Japan

@Revue Cinema, admission free, RSVP required

All films in Japanese with English subtitles

Join us for a weekend of three films about contemporary relationships in Japan! The Japan Foundation, Toronto is proud to co-present this series with the Revue Cinema. Free admission, registration required.

Gritty Tokyo-set romantic drama between angst-ridden young nurse/part-time hostess who encounters an anxious construction worker.


Saturday December 7, 2019 4:30 PM (Doors open 15 min. before)

THE TOKYO NIGHT SKY IS ALWAYS THE DENSEST SHADE OF BLUE

映画 夜空はいつでも最高密度の青色だ

Directed by: YUYA ISHII 2017, 108 min. [Drama , Romance]

Starring: Shizuka Ishibashi, Sosuke Ikematsu, Ryuhei Matsuda

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Film adaptation of the poetry collection “The Tokyo Night Sky is Always the Densest Shade of Blue” by poet Saihate Tahi. Direction and screenplay by Ishii Yuya of The Great Passage.

 

Mika (Shizuka Ishibashi) is a nurse who balances her work dealing with the deaths of patients with a part time job at a “girls bar”. Construction site day laborer Shinji (Sosuke Ikematsu) hangs out with Tomoyuki (Ryuhei Matsuda) and his other coworkers, but he can’t seem to shake his vague feelings of anxiety. One day, Shinji goes to a girls bar with Tomoyuki and his pals, and there he meets Mika.

 

2017 Berlin International Film Festival

2017 Hong Kong International Film Festival

2017 Tokyo International Film Festival, Gemstone Award (Ishibashi Shizuka)

2017 Shanghai International Film Festival

2017 Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival

2017 Busan International Film Festival

 

(c) 2017 THE TOKYO NIGHT SKY IS ALWAYS THE DENSEST SHADE OF BLUE Film Partners

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OTHER FILM TITLES IN THE AIJO FILM SERIES
December 7, 2019 6:30 PM (Doors open 30 min. before)
THREE STORIES OF LOVE 恋人たち
Directed by: RYOSUKE HASHIGUCHI 2015, 140 min. [Drama]
Starring: Atsushi Shinohara, Tōko Narushima, Ryō Ikeda, Lily Franky, Ken Mitsuishi
When a big shift happens to people in relationships, they gradually become aware of the preciousness within everyday life.
(c)Shochiku Broadcasting / Arc Films

December 8, 2019 4:00 PM (Doors open 30 min. before)
HER LOVE BOILS BATHWATER 湯を沸かすほどの熱い愛
Directed by: RYOTA NAKANO 2016, 125 min. [Drama, Family]
Starring: Rie Miyazawa, Hana Sugisaki, Joe Odagiri
A family drama about the intense feelings of a dying mother with a bombshell ending that will break your heart.
(c)”Her Love Boils Bathwater” Film Partners

Details

Starts:
December 7th, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Ends:
December 7th, 2019 @ 6:15 pm
Cost:
Free
Registration:
Required
Language:
Japanese with English Subtitles
Event Category:

Organizer

The Japan Foundation, Toronto & The Revue Cinema
Phone:
(416) 531-9950
Website:
https://revuecinema.ca/

Venue

The Revue Cinema
400 Roncesvalles Avenue
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Phone:
(416) 531-9950
Website:
https://revuecinema.ca/