The Canada Japan Society invites you to come on out for our last movie night of this summer; Lee Sang-il’s acclaimed thriller “Villain” 悪人.
Helmed by Lee (Hula Girls), Villain tells the tale of a young girl’s murder and explores the boundaries of good and evil through the stories of all involved with the case. The director expertly moves the story from a standard, very formulaic Japanese murder drama to an intriguing second half that exposes surprising aspects of human nature not commonly explored.
The film stars Eri Fukastsu, Satoshi Tsumabuki and Akira Emoto who give excellent performances and were rewarded with Best Acting awards from the Japanese academy last year for this work. The film was nominated for 15 awards in 2010, competing with “Confessions” for best overall film that year.
The film will be followed by our post-party at Everest. It’s a great way to finish off a Friday evening with a chance to meet new people, talk about the film, and have a bit of fun.
We hope to see you there.
Friday, July 15th
National Film Board Theatre
150 John Street (at Richmond)
CJS Members $5, Non-Members $10
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Posted by Canada Japan Society at 8:30 AM