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
January 24, 2019 7:30 PM
Directed by Claude Gagnon
101 min.  Japanese w/English subtitles
This is a film about people at a crossroads in life who run away to discover themselves.
Pierre (Gabriel Arcand) is a retired literature professor from Montreal traveling to Japan. After a natural medicine workshop, he goes to the Okinawa Islands to visit the area. There he met Junko (Youki Kudoh), a 40-year old mother who left her abusive husband after a heated argument. A new and unexpected relationship develops between them, and together, they roam the islands in search of tranquility. Junko’s presence disturbs Pierre’s quest for peace and tranquility, but he can not push her away. Where will this adventure take them?
The film is a Canada Japan co-production and set entirely in Okinawa. It was the winner of two awards at the 36th Montreal World Film Festival in 2012. The movie won the ‘Openness to the World Award’ and also the prestigious ‘Public Award’ for most popular Canadian feature film.
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Trailer here >
Le Coeur Régulier
February 14, 2019 7:30 PM
Directed by Vanja D’ Alcantara
95 min.  Japanese & French w/English subtitles
After her brother’s death, Alice leaves France for Japan and takes refuge in a small village just above the cliffs. Her brother Nathan said to her before he died that he finally found peace there thanks to a certain Daisuke. Following his footsteps, Alice will in fact find herself, in a strange and hostile but warm place.
The film is based on the 2010 novel “Le Coeur Regulier” by Olivier Adam.
ISABELLE CARRÉ – Alice
JUN KUNIMURA – Daisuke
MASANOBU ANDO – Jiro
NANA NAGAO – Midori
NIELS SCHNEIDER – Nathan
Trailer here >
Spadina Theatre [Alliance Francaise]
24 Spadina Road [Spadina TTC]
M5R 2S7 Toronto, ON