Tuesday, January 18, 2011

“Strawberry Shortcakes"

The Canada Japan Society’s 2010 – 2011 season of Movie Nights resumes on Friday, January 21st with a screening of the 2006 award-winner, “Strawberry Shortcakes.”

The film depicts four young women living in the Tokyo megalopolis, all grappling with issues of relationships and careers. While this plot may sound like a Japanese version of “Sex and the City,” it is anything but. There is comedy, but it’s interwoven with dark and somber drama; the film tackles themes of isolation and obsession with a deft, sensitive hand.

The story is based on the manga “Sweet Cream and Red Strawberries” by Kiriko Nananan, who also stars in the film as one of the lead characters.

Read the Midnight Eye review of the film:

Strawberry Shortcakes (2006, 127 minutes)

Director: Hitoshi Yazaki
Cast: Chizuru Ikewaki, Noriko Nakagoshi, Yuko Nakamura, Kiriko Nananan

Friday, January 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
National Film Board Theatre, 2nd Floor
150 John Street (at Richmond)
CJS Members $5, Non-Members $10

As always, the screening will be followed by an after-party at Everest (232 Queen W.)

Hope to see you there!


CJS Board of Directors

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