Cinema Japonais: RADIANCE @Alliance Francaise

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May 30th, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Cost: Free

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Cinema JAPONAIS: Thursday Movies @Alliance Francaise

Co-presented by The Japan Foundation, Toronto and the Alliance Francaise

@ Alliance Francaise, SPADINA THEATRE, 24 Spadina Rd.

free admission, no reservations required  


Thursday May 30th, 2019 7:30 PM

Directed by Naomi Kawase, 2017

101 minutes, Japanese with English subtitles

Radiance is the stunning new film by director Naomi Kawase. The film is a beautiful drama about an encounter between two lost and wounded souls. Misako (Ayame Misaki) is able to capture the beauty of cinema through her words, and shares this special gift by writing concise audio descriptions of films for the visually impaired.

The photographer Nakamori (Masatoshi Nagase) is going through a difficult point in life as he gradually loses his sight. The two are brought together as Misako’s cinematic poetry helps to shine light through the film and slowly win the hearts of the two main characters.

Radiance was nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes. At Cannes, it won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.

Other critically acclaimed films directed by Naomi Kawase are;  Shara (2003), The Mourning Forest (Jury Grand Prix, 2007), Hanezu (2011), Still the Water (2014) and Sweet Bean (Un Certain Regard 2015).

To learn about other films DIRECTED BY JAPANESE WOMEN click here >



May 30th, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
May 30th, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
Doors Open:
30 minutes before start
Not Required
Japanese with English Subtitles
Event Category:


The Japan Foundation, Toronto & Alliance Francaise


Alliance Francaise
Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON M5R 2S7 Canada
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