Cinema JAPONAIS: Thursday Movies @Alliance Francaise

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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  

Karakara カラカラ

January 24, 2019 7:30 PM

Directed by Claude Gagnon

101 min. [2012] 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 >

 

Kokoro 心

Le Coeur Régulier


February 14, 2019 7:30 PM

Directed by Vanja D’ Alcantara

95 min. [2016] 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.

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The film is based on the 2010 novel “Le Coeur Regulier” by Olivier Adam.

Cast:

ISABELLE CARRÉ – Alice

JUN KUNIMURA –  Daisuke

MASANOBU ANDO – Jiro

NANA NAGAO – Midori

NIELS SCHNEIDER – Nathan

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Spadina Theatre [Alliance Francaise]

24 Spadina Road [Spadina TTC] M5R 2S7 Toronto, ON
Canada


Details

Starts:
February 14 @ 7:30 pm
Ends:
February 14 @ 9:15 pm
Doors Open:
30 minutes before
Cost:
Free
Registration:
Not required, First Come First Served
Language:
Japanese and French with English subtitles
Event Category:

Organizer

The Japan Foundation, Toronto & Alliance Francaise

Venue

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