Toronto Japanese Film Fest Announces 2015 Lineup
The 2015 edition of the Toronto Japanese Film Fest runs from June 11th through 26th this Summer. The festival is announcing their lineup tonight at a monthly screening and we get to be the first to share it with you as well.
The festival is also announcing that they will be screening film in Vancouver as well, at the National Nikkei Heritage Museum and Cultural Centre. Toronto screenings will be held again at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.
What will attendees get to see this year? A geisha version of My Fair Lady. A number of period films. One of the latest films from perennial ScreenAnarchy fave Asano Tadanobu. In all there will be 19 films screened during the festival, many will have their Canadian or North American premieres then.
Ticket information can be found at the festival site.
And keep tuned because ScreenAnarchy will be partnering with TJFF and giving away passes to some of these screenings.- The North American premiere of Suo Masayukis (Shall We Dance?, A Terminal Trust) geisha version of My Fair Lady, LADY MAIKO starring Kamishiraishi Mone , Hasegawa Hiroki and Kusakari Tamiyo.Director Suo and star Kusakari will be here as guests of the festival to introduce the film and take questions at our closing reception.- The North American premiere of Harada Masato's (Chronicle of My Mother, Climber's High) look at divorce - samurai style, KAKEKOMI, starring Oizumi Yo, Erika Toda and Mistushima Hikari.- The North American premiere of Yoshida Daihachi's (The Kirishima Thing) thriller PALE MOON starring Miyazawa Rie (who won the Best Actress at the Japanese Academy Awards), Ikematsu Sousuke and Oshima Yuko.- The North American premiere of A SAMURAI CHRONICLE, based on Hamuro Rin 's Naoki Prize winning novel and nominated for 10 Japanese Academy Awards. Directed by Koizumi Takashi and starring Yakusho Koji, Harada Mieko, Okada Junichi, Horikita Maki.- The North America premiere Hiroki Ryuichi's May-December romance, HER GRANDDAUGHTER featuring stand-out performances by Eikura Nana, Toyokawa Etsushi and Ando Sakura.- The Canadian premiere of Kumakiri Kazuyoshi's shocking MY MAN, a chilling Japanese spin on Lolita staring Asano Tadanobu and Nikaido Fumi and winner of Best Film and Best Actor at the 36th Moscow International Film Festival; Best Film, Mainichi Film Awards.Other films include Ando Momoko's 0.5MM, Wakamatsu Setsuro's SNOW ON THE BLADES, Ishii Yuya's THE VANCOUVER ASAHI, Yaguchi Shinobu's WOOD JOB, Mipo O's THE SUN SHINES ONLY THERE and Miki Takahiro's HOT ROAD.