Japanese Movies at Hot Docs Cinema: MORI, THE ARTISTS HABITAT
Presented by The Japan Foundation, Toronto and the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto
Our annual event returns to the Hot Docs Cinema in January 2020 with five contemporary films that show the creativity and depth of story telling on the big screen by Japan’s celebrated filmmakers.
Free admission, No RSVP required, First come first served* All films in Japanese with English subtitles
Hot Docs Cinema (formerly Bloor Cinema) 506 Bloor St. W. (Bloor and Bathurst)
*If you would like to request special accommodations, please let us know in advance by email (email@example.com) or phone (416 966 1600).
Sunday January 12, 11:30 AM
Mori, The Artists Habitat モリのいる場所
Doors Open: 11:00am , Film: 11:30am
Directed by Shuichi Okita 2018, 99 minutes, G
In the last 30 years of of his long life, reclusive artist Morikazu Kumagai (1880-1977), aka Mori, almost never left his Ikebukuro home. Instead, he took pleasure in a daily routine of observing the cats, fish, birds and insects living in his luxuriant garden for hours, eventually rendering them into his distinct paintings.
Starring Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kirin Kiki, Ryo Kase, Ken Mitsuishi.