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Japanese Movies at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema: Wood Job!

Directed by: Shinobu Yaguchi Starring: Shota Sometani, Masami Nagasawa, Hideaki Ito 2014, 116″ (comedy) Yuki is 18, a take-life-as-it-comes young lad just out of high school, where he has failed his university-entrance exams and been dumped by his girlfriend. Looking at … Continue reading →

Japanese Movies at the Bloor Cinema: Leaving on the 15th Spring

Directed by: Yasuhiro Yoshida Starring: Ayaka Miyoshi, Shinobu Otake, Kaoru Kobayashi 2013, 114″ (drama) Junior high school student Yuna lives with her father on the Okinawan island of Minami-Daito, population 1,200. Because the island is too small to support a high … Continue reading →

Japanese Movies at the Bloor Cinema: The Floating Castle

Directed by: Isshin Inudo, Shinji Higuchi Starring: Mansai Nomura, Nana Eikura, Hiroki Narimiya, Tomomitsu Yamaguchi, Koichi Sato 2012, 145″ (historical action comedy) Nearing the end of Japan’s long years of civil war, with Toyotomi Hideyoshi one short step away from … Continue reading →

December Films at Innis Town Hall: Ikiru

Ikiru • いきる Directed by Akira Kurosawa/B&W /1952/143 min/blu-ray Kanji Watanabe (Takashi Shimura), a devoted single father, has mindlessly rubber-stamped documents at city hall for 30 years to support his son.  When he receives a diagnosis of terminal stomach cancer, he … Continue reading →

December Films at Innis Town Hall: Casting Blossoms to the Sky

Kono sora no hana: Nagaoka hanabi monogatari •この空の花:長岡花火物語 Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi/2012 /160 min/blu-ray/colour Out of the blue, newspaper reporter Reiko gets a letter from her ex-boyfriend Kenichi, inviting her to see the famous Nagaoka fireworks festival and a performance of a play … Continue reading →