Toronto Japanese Film Festival Opens June 6th

NORTH AMERICA’s LARGEST SHOWCASE OF JAPANESE CINEMA

JUNE 6 – JUNE 27, 2019 at the CANADIAN JAPANESE CULTURAL CENTRE

CENTREPIECE HIGHLIGHT

WORLD PREMIERE of DANCE WITH ME

Director Shinobu Yaguchi, Lead Actress Aysaka Miyoshi in attendance

 

Toronto – The samurai, of the cinematic variety, are set to descend on Toronto this summer. They are joined by reluctant sake brewers, yakuza assassins, tea ceremony sages, deadly mahjong-playing robots, dashing hotel detectives, and calculating masters of “corporate kabuki”.

Now in its eighth year, the Toronto Japanese Film Festival showcases the finest Japanese films that have been recognized for excellence by Japanese audiences and critics, international film festival audiences and the Japanese Film Academy.  The festival’s program includes popular genres such as historical (samurai) jidaigeki, contemporary dramas, comedies and action, literary adaptations, children’s, art-house and anime films. All films shown are International, North American, Canadian, or Toronto premieres. Screenings are accompanied by musical performances, sake tastings, martial arts demonstrations, art exhibitions and of course, lots of sushi.

“TJFF is the place for film lovers to discover the vibrancy and diversity of work from the world’s fourth largest film industry”, says James Heron, TJFF Programmer and Executive Director of the Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre.  “We are proud that TJFF is recognized by the Japanese film industry as a vital conduit for bringing Japanese film to the world “

Please visit the Toronto Japanese Film Festival for more info on the festival and some highlights from this year’s program. 

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