Monday, February 14, 2011

February 18th, 2011: FUNUKE, Show Some Love You Losers

The CJS Movie Night for February is Funuke, Show Some Love You Losers! Come join us for this entertaining black comedy about a modern dysfunctional family that loves to hate each other. First time director Yoshida Daihachi’s award winning debut stars Eriko Sato, Aimi Satsukawa, Hiromi Nagasaku, Masatoshi Nagase, and Shoichiro Tanigawa.

When their parents are killed in a bizarre cat-rescuing incident, the dysfunctional Wago siblings are reluctantly forced to endure each other once more under the same roof. Eriko Sato stars in her best role to date as Sumika, a totally selfish wannabe actress, returning to her hometown only to collect the inheritance. When she finds out there’s no money left she takes it out on the rest of the family, renewing sibling hostilities of years past…with no way out……

The film is equal parts drama and dark comedy, with some truly spectacular performances, especially from Sato. It’s a tale that will have you cheering for the “hero” and despising the villain…one you won’t likely forget.

Funuke, Show Some Love You Losers
Friday, February 18th
National Film Board Theatre
150 John Street (at Richmond)
7 P.M Start
CJS Members $5, Non-Members $10

As always the film will be followed by our post-party at Everest. It’s a great place to meet new people with a connection/interest in Japan and Japanese film, and have a good time on a cold Friday night!

Hope to see you there.

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