Japanese Film Night
Sunday, September 14th
ALWAYS – Sunset on Third Street & I Just Didn’t Do It
6:30pm & 9:00pm
Cincenta at UVic
Sponsored by The Japan Foundation and the Consulate General of Japan with cooperation from the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society and the Japanese Friendship Society. With the generous support of University of Victoria Cinecenta.
Japanese with English subtitles
Both films are rated “G”
ALWAYS – Sunset on Third Street :: ALWAYS 三丁目の夕日
(6:30pm) Based on Japan’s best-loved comic book series Sunset on Third Street, this multi-Japanese Academy Award winning film takes viewers on a nostalgic journey back to Tokyo circa 1958, revealing the lives and struggles of ordinary folk. Japan’s best visual effects director, Takashi Yamazaki, uses astounding effects to recreate the city with amazing accuracy, including the emerging figure of the yet-to-be completed Tokyo Tower – the great symbol of Japan’s post-war economic recovery.
Director: Takashi Yamazaki / 2005 / 133 min / Colour / Japanese with English sub-titles – Unclassified –
“I Just Didn’t Do It” :: それでもボクはやってない
(9:00 pm) When a young man is wrongly accused and arrested for groping on a crowded train, he is interrogated and charged but maintains his innocence. No one comes to his aid but when attorneys, friends, and family search and begin to find evidence and witnesses, a legal battle ensues and the workings of the criminal justice system are laid bare.
Director: Masayuki Suo / 2007 / 143min / Colour / Japanese with English sub-titles – Unclassified –