Japanese Film Night
Sunday, September 16th
Feel the Wind & Villon’s Wife
5:30pm & 7:55pm
The Vic Theatre (808 Douglas Street)
(please note the change of venue from previous years)
The Consulate General of Japan (Vancouver) presents a Japanese Film Night. Sponsored by The Japan Foundation with support from the Victoria Nikkei Cultural Society, the Victoria Japanese Friendship Society and the Victoria Film Festival.
A DOUBLE FEATURE OF TWO CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FILMS FROM JAPAN
Japanese w/English subtitles
Please be advised that these screenings are very popular and seating is limited.
5:30pm – Feel the Wind
Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuite-iru (風が強く吹いている)
2009 / 133 min / Director: Sumio Omori
Haiji and Kakeru decide to enter the Tokyo-Hakone ‘ekiden’, a relay marathon that is one of the biggest university athletic events of the year. Requiring a ten-man team, they recruit the remaining eight from their dorm, some of whom have never even run before. Feel the Wind marks the directorial debut of Sumio Omori, who in 2000 became the youngest ever winner of the Kuniko Mukoda Award for screenwriting.
7:55pm – Villon’s Wife
Viyon no Tsuma (ヴィヨンの妻)
Rated “PG” (sexually suggestive scene, theme of suicide)
2009 / 114min / Director: Kichitaro Negishi
The beauty of a woman can be seen from her strength, poise and character. Villon’s Wife centres on Sachi, the wife of prodigy writer Otani who happens to live a self-destructive lifestyle. Loving her husband, and accepting him for who he is despite constant humiliations, Sachi’s devotion is admirable, revealing a beautiful woman of grace.