Time of Eve イヴの時間 劇場版
@JFT, Free Admission, RSVP required
Thursday November 30, 6:30 PM
TONIGHT, therapeutic robot PARO will be in attendance!
Directed by Yasuhiro Yoshiura
2010, 106 minutes
Cast: Jun Fukuyama, Kenji Nojima, Rie Tanaka
The story is set in the in the not-too-distant future, where androids are considered home appliances. High school student Rikuo (Jun Fukuyama) discovers some odd behavioral data in his family’s household android Sammy (Rie Tanaka), and is led to a cafe named “Time of Eve.”
Originally a six episode online sci-fi animation, now re-edited and brought to the big screen with all-new additional scenes. By depicting the bond between a human and an android, the film also explores the issue of respect for the dignity of others. Creator of the on-line version, Yoshiura Yasuhiro has gone on to create, script, and direct this feature version as well. Yoshiura first gained recognition for his self made animation Pale Cocoon.
© 2009/2010 Yasuhiro Yoshiura/Directions Inc.
Meet special guest tonight, PARO the therapeutic ROBOT!
PARO is being used to treat depression and Alzheimer in Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mentail Health!
Dr. Simon Davies, a staff psychiatrist and clinical scientist at CAMH discusses how PARO is being implemented in the Geriatic Mental health program here >
Great article about healing power of PARO by Jacqueline Kovacs here >
More about PARO here >