Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July 16/10: The CJS 2009/2010 MOVIE NIGHT Season Finale is "The Hanging Garden" 空中庭園

The Canada Japan Society concludes it’s 2009/2010 season of Movie Nights at the National Film Board of Canada with a showing of Toshiaki Toyoda’s acclaimed drama “The Hanging Garden” (空中庭園).

"The Hanging Garden" is a surreal satire of the dysfunctional modern Japanese family unit. Toyoda’s film tracks the life of a fairly typical Japanese family – a salaryman father, a hard-working housewife, a headstrong 16 year old daughter and a sulky 14 year old son. The twist is that they're all completely open with each other and hide nothing. Is everyone as happy as they seem?

Based on a novel by Mitsuyo Kakuta, the film features strong performances by Kyoko Koizumi as the housewife and Itsuji Itao as the father. Toyoda’s incredibly innovative and beautiful camera work complement the strong storyline and performances, offering a truly memorable but haunting film that you are unlikely to forget.

The Hanging Garden
Friday, July 16th, 2010
7 P.M
National Film Board Theatre
150 John Street (at Richmond)
$5 for CJS Members
$10 for Non-Members

As always, we will also be having a post-screening party at Everest after the film. The informal get-together is a great way for attendees to practice their English/Japanese while discussing the film, meeting some new people and making some new friends.

PS. Please come on out to hear about our SPECIAL Movie Night event coming up in August!

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