Thursday, July 15, 2010

August 21/10: SPECIAL SUMMER EVENT: The Toronto Premiere of LOVE EXPOSURE

The Canada Japan Society and the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre are proud to present the Toronto premiere of one of the most acclaimed and controversial Japanese films of the last decade; Sion Sono’s four hour magnum opus, LOVE EXPOSURE 愛のむきだし.

Takahiro Nishijima and Hikari Mitsushima star as two star-crossed lovers in a tale of a young man painfully dragged through the worlds of religion, family, violence, drugs, cults, and even pornography before he merely gets close to the girl he loves.

That being said, Love Exposure defies description…in a good way. The film is an action-comedy-drama-satire that touches on religion, family, sex, love, lust, guilt and more. It shocks, surprises, delights, and even disgusts, all the while cleverly dabbling in the unique otaku culture that is so seductive to some and repulsive to others. Love it or hate it, it’s sure to generate discussion and leave a lasting impression.

“Almost impossible to imagine a four-hour long film featuring castration, transvestism, religious cults and Catholic guilt complexes could be so darn passionate, so uplifting, so edge-of-the-seat entertaining. A one-off, indescribably experience”
– Jasper Sharp, Sight and Sound Magazine.

Saturday, August 21st, 2010
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
6 Garamond Court
7 PM Start (doors/bar opens at 6 pm)
Admittance restricted to 18+

The night itself will be a fun way to finish off the summer. There will be a cash bar (with Japanese beverages of course), snacks and lots of chances to both enjoy the film and discuss it with your fellow attendees.

To guarantee admission advance tickets can by purchased at the Canada Japan Society’s ICHIMOKUKAI party on Thursday, August 5th, or contact JEFF at
* Generously supported by BITS, the Japan Foundation, and the Royal Bank of Canada.

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