You are cordially invited to help celebrate the half-way mark of the sixth season of CJS Movie Nights at the National Film Board of Canada! Please join us on Friday, February 19th for a screening of Kenji Uchida’s “A Stranger of Mine” (Unmei janai hito), followed by a special wine & cheese reception.
This obscure gem of a film portrays the lives of a recently-jilted woman, a hapless salaryman, his con of an ex-girlfriend, a disillusioned private detective, and a mob boss. What starts off as a seemingly simple, typical “rom-com” develops into an intriguing, Rashomon-style web of perspectives as provided by each of the five characters. “A Stranger of Mine”, a multiple award-winner on the film festival circuit, is a charming, light-hearted tale that’s sure to generate conversation at the post-screening reception.
Speaking of which… Please do stay and join us for the wine & cheese reception after the movie. What better way to spend a mid-winter Friday evening than to watch a delightful film, and then mingle with your CJS friends over food and drinks.
A STRANGER OF MINE (Unmei janai hito)
2005, 98 minutes
Director: Kenji Uchida
Cast: Yasushi Nakamura, Reika Kirishima, So Yamanaka, Yuka Itaya, Kisuke Yamashita
Friday, February 19, 2010
6:30 p.m. (please note the early start time)
National Film Board Theatre
150 John Street (at Richmond), 2nd floor
CJS Members $15, Non-Members $20 (admission includes film and reception)
There will be limited seating available for this event, so please RSVP to Jeff Harju to reserve a seat.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Posted by Canada Japan Society at 3:04 PM