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2021/9/16

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The Japanese Film Festival - Montreal -

The Japanese Film Festival is celebrating its 37th edition in Montreal! This annual event presented by the Japan Foundation offers free Japanese movie screenings in dozens of countries around the world, including several in venues across Canada. The Consulate General of Japan in Montreal is proud to be part of this cinematographic initiative year after year.
Free Japanese film screenings in Japanese with English subtitles. Limited seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; no reservations required.
*This is an in-person event; for details on sanitary restrictions in effect, please refer to the Government of Quebec and the Cinémathèque québécoise's respective websites.

Location:

Cinémathèque québécoise
335 De Maisonneuve Blvd East, Montreal, QC

Fee:

Free

For more info:

Website | Poster


a) "They Say Nothing Stays The Same" (ある船頭の話)

human suspense, 2019, 137 min., dir. Joe Odagiri
The peaceful, cyclical existence of a ferryman in a remote village high up the mountains is disturbed by the news that a bridge will be built, rendering his services expendable. Complicating the situation further, he saves a girl from drowning; she is covered in bruises and cuts, and has lost her memory.
This slow-burner wows the audience with stunning vistas of rural Japan. The intense and captivating visuals paint the passage of time and tell a tale of change.

Date[s] and time[s]:

October 22 (Fri), 2021, at 6 p.m.


b) "Sea of Revival" (凪待ち)

drama, 2019, 124 min., dir. Kazuya Shiraishi
A recently-fired 40-year old gambling addict hopes for a fresh start and moves to his girlfriend’s coastal hometown with her and her reticent teenage daughter. The lull doesn’t last and tragedy strikes; his girlfriend is found murdered. He is swept into the vicious cycle of addiction, down a spiral of despair.

Date[s] and time[s]:

October 23 (Sat), 2021, at 1 p.m.


c) "Another World" (半世界)

drama, 2019, 120 min., dir. Junji Sakamoto
An old military buddy’s sudden reappearance in a village charcoal maker’s mundane life pushes the latter to reconsider his passive existence and find a new perspective on life. This warm and wistful story explores the nature, endurance, and healing power of friendship.

Date[s] and time[s]:

October 23 (Sat), 2021, at 3:45 p.m.


Events organized by other organizations

The events listed below are not necessarily co-organized, supported or endorsed by the Consulate General of Japan in Montreal. For more information, please contact the organizers directly.
The Consulate General of Japan in Montreal assumes no responsibility for the quality or reliability of the content on external websites provided.

 

French and Japanese Language Exchanges at Espace Japon, Université Laval

For those at the intermediate and advanced levels.

Date[s] and Time[s]:

Every other Monday from January 18, 2021
From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location:

Online via Discord

Fee:

Free

For more info:

Email


Events presented by the Japan Foundation, Toronto

The Japan Foundation, Toronto offers multiple online events free of charge, including Stage Beyond Borders, a selection of Japanese stage performances, and development and exchange activities for teachers of Japanese.

For more info:

Website


The 3rd Quebec-Japan Friendship Association Exhibition

Japanese art exhibition presented by JEPAA, including approximately 190 pieces of art from paintings to poems, as well as artistic demonstrations.

Date[s] and Time[s]:

September 23 (Thu) to 24 (Fri) 2021, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
September 25 (Sat) 2021, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
September 26 (Sun) 2021, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Demonstrations:

Contemporary art; Jean-Yves Chrétien
September 25 (Sat) 2021, from 2 p.m.
Ink wash painting, calligraphy; Noriko Imai
September 26 (Sun) 2021, from 2 p.m.

Location:

Domaine Cataraqui
2141 Chemin Saint-Louis, Québec City, QC

For more info:

By email, or by phone at 418-652-7683


Japanese Book Club

The Argo Bookshop and the JET Alumni Association Québec/Atlantique (JETAA Q/A) invite you to their Japanese literature book club. This 27th edition held online will discuss "The Woman in the Dunes" by Kobo Abe.
No knowledge of the Japanese language required; the book can be read in any language.

Date[s] and Time[s]:

September 30 (Thu), 2021, at 7 p.m. EDT

Location:

Online via Zoom

Fee:

Free

For more info:

Website | Email


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