December 16, 2013 · 6:15 PM
This location is shown only to members
I stumbled upon this and thought this movie would be interesting to watch, especially if you like non mainstream movies and like movies that are FREE!
The Japan Foundation, Toronto, in cooperation with the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto, is proud to present free screenings of four recent Japanese films from the Japan Foundation Film Library. These popular, award-winning films, chosen for their representation of contemporary Japan, will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
About the Movie:
This gently offbeat film looks at the scars left behind by childhood trauma, and the courage needed to move forward. Kyohei (Okada), a victim of serious bullying during his high school year, has cut himself off from society. He finds work with a service that specializes in cleaning and packing up the homes of those who have died alone. Although he is initially indifferent to his new job, as he encounters the deceased and the stories and people they've left behind, he begins to consider the value of each individual's life, and to reconnect with his own existence. When he meets another "cleaner" named Yuki (Eikura), a cheerful girl with a complex past, they cautiously begin to form a friendship. However, just as Kyohei is heading towards recovering his sense of self-worth, Yuki suddenly disappears.
Winner, Montreal World Film Festival, Innovation Prize (Director Takahisa Zeze)
Nominee, Montreal World Film Festival, Grand Prix des Ameriques (Director Takahisa Zeze)
Time Start: 6.30pm
Movie Length: 131 mins
Afterwards maybe we can head to Menchies for some frozen yogurt. Cause their frozen yogurt is awesome!