Hirokazu Kore-eda Retrospective
June 5 ~ June 28, 2020
The Japan Foundation, Toronto is proud to present with the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre a selection of films by master filmmaker KORE-EDA Hirokazu. Kore-eda is widely considered Japan’s finest contemporary director and screenwriter. Internationally celebrated, he won the Jury Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival for Like Father, Like Son and the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival for Shoplifters.
Over the month of June the Virtual JCCC film series will feature four of his films, all dealing with themes of family and its meaning. Film details here >
All screenings in Japanese with English subtitles, and are $5.99 and can be accessed through www.jccc.on.ca
Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and beautiful ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son – until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.
The film was in the official selection Un Certain Regard Cannes Film Festival and Masters Program at Toronto International Film Festival.
Starring Hiroshi Abe, Yoko Maki, Satomi Kobayashi, Kirin Kikin, Taiyo Yoshizawa.
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Trailer below >