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Free Japanese Movies at the Bloor Cinema

Please join us at the Bloor Cinema this December for a slightly magical journey to today’s Japan presented by The Japan Foundation, in cooperation with the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto.

This year’s films, selected for international screening by the Japan Foundation, Tokyo, reflect a fantastical vision of the lives of young people in today’s Japan. The drama ‘Til the Break of Dawn, shows the power of human connection through the eyes of a young man with the ability to communicate with the deceased. Kids Police, a satire of the hardboiled cop film genre, finds veteran police detectives fighting crime while attending grade school after a poison gas turns them into children. And the beloved shojo manga (girls’ comic) about a girl with a magic mirror, Himitsu no Akko-Chan, comes to the big screen in the super kawaii (cute) comedy Akko-chan: The Movie.

Language: Japanese with English subtitles

Format: blu-ray

Doors open: 30 minutes before film

Admission: free, no reservation or ticket required (seats are available on a first come, first served basis)

Free Japanese Movies at the Bloor Cinema

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