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30th April 2012

Inaugural Toronto Japanese Film Festival Closing Film Announced

movie orbyThe Toronto Japanese Film Festival has announced its closing film, the North American premiere of master director Shunji Iwai’s Friends after 3.11 – an inquiry into the evolving nature of the post-tsunami Japan. The film, which delves into the question from the political, environmental, societal and artist perspectives, concludes a two week line-up of Canadian premieres of the newest and the best of Japanese cinema.

Fittingly a portion of the Festival’s proceeds will go to post-tsunami relief in Japan. The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (JCCC) has already raised $1.5 million through other fundraising efforts.

The festival, which runs from June 7th to 21st, 2012 at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, which is located at 6 Garamond Court in Toronto, opens with the Canadian Premiere of Rebirth – winner of 10 Japanese Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay as well as many top performance awards.

The Festival, which showcases the best of Japanese contemporary cinema, will premiere 14 films including samurai, drama, comedy, anime, romance and children’s. Information about tickets sales, films, schedule and other Festival news can be found online.

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  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    3:45 am on April 30th, 2012

    Inaugural Toronto Japanese Film Festival Closing Film Announced http://t.co/1eFrGC3L

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