Sunday, October 19, 2014

November 12, 2014: CJS Presents "Fuku-Chan of Fukufuku Flats" at the Reel Asian Film Festival

The CJS is proud to continue our support of the Reel Asian Film Festival with a showing of FUKU-CHAN OF FUKUFUKU FLATS on Wednesday, November 12th at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.

“Tatsuo “Fuku-chan” Fukuda (Miyuki Oshima) is a 32-year old painter living in a charmingly decrepit apartment complex called Fukufuku Flats. Since moving to Tokyo from rural Tochigi Prefecture, Fuku-chan has held down a steady job with a small construction firm where he spends his days channeling a long-held dream of becoming an artist into painting buildings. His lonely evenings are spent mediating disputes between the oddball denizens of Fukufuku Flats including a panty thief, a slack-jawed reptile enthusiast and an aspiring enka singer.

Fuku-chan is popular, kind, generous and well-liked by everyone around him. Romantically however, his shyness around women has rendered him a disaster. One day, an unfamiliar woman turns up at Fukufuku Flats. She is Chiho Sugiura (Asami Mizukawa), his first love from junior high school 20 years earlier, and the person responsible for the traumatizing incident that led to his fear of women….

This new film from Yosuke Fujita delivers all the idiosyncratic humour we expect from a Fujita film but with an added layer of pathos and emotional complexity. The film’s real revelation is the Miyuki Oshima, a popular television comedienne, who plays a male character in the lead role. Her miraculous performance as Fuku-chan earned her the Cheval Noir Best Actress Award at the 2014 Fantasia International Film Festival; it is deadpan hilarious but with a heart-rending emotional underpinnings. Oshima is ably supported by Fujita favourite Yoshiyoshi Arakawa, Miyuki Oshima and Asami Mizukawa.” - TJFF

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
7:00 pm
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre 
6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5
Regular $12
CJS Discount $10

Get your tickets before they sell out! Tickets can be purchased at 416-441-2345, or online through this linkPlease enter the Access Code FUKURO to get the CJS discount!

Hope to see you there!

Lisa Houston
CJS Communications Director

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