Slice of Life: Films from Japan
Noel Ryan Auditorium, Mississauga Central Library (Adjacent to Celebration Square)
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. Mississauga,ONL5B 3Y3
As part of Japan Festival Canada
PDF of schedule here >Slice of Life Film Schedule AUG 27
Directed by Inaba Takuya (23 min.) 2014
A family friendly anime that is set during Japan’s 1980s economic boom years. One day, a 1960s television used for many years is thrown away at a junkyard, but refuses to accept his fate. The film beautifully creates a pure visual experience through the harmony of classic animation, sound effects and music. Golden Time was winner of the 2013 Japan Media Arts Excellence Award in the Animation Division.
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Directed by Kamei Toru (109 min.) 2009
Reclusive Jiro is a 32-year-old man who is out of work and lives at home with his parents. After tragedy hits the family, his mother runs away and leaves behind a six month old dog named Ichiro. Together with the cute bean sized Shiba-Inu, Jiro must venture outside to find his mother. This is the first of three sequels including one in 3D and a TV series.
RAMEN: A WORLD OF FLAVOR
Documentary by NHK International (20 min.) 2004
Let’s eat Ramen! Learn about the history and secrets behind this addictive bowl of noodles and soup. Find out some of the techniques and special ingredients that go into making it taste so good!
This documentary captures the time-consuming, multi-stage transformation of a fish called Bonito, into Katsuo-Bushi, one of the most essential ingredients in traditional Japanese cuisine. From trimming, drying and smoking process, we get a look at the traditional craft while it adapts to the changing trade and environment.
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More information detailed information about the film makers and Katsuo-Bushi click here > Katsuo Bushi DETAILS
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Panorama Program Official Selection – Amsterdam, Netherlands
AFI DOCS 2015
Short Program Official Selection – Washington D.C. USA
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Short Block Official Selection – Hot Springs, USA