JAPANEMA

JFLA provides high quality Japanese film screening every second and fourth Wednesday. 
7:00pm at JFLA Auditorium
 (5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036) 
Free to attend. Reservation is not required.

Street Parking is available. http://www.jflalc.org/about-us.html#parking

     

        

8/10/2016 @ 7PM

Anger and Grief turns into the Atonement and Salvation

The Cross (十字架)

(122mins, 2016)

Directed by Sho Igarashi
       


©2015 “The Cross” Film Partners

This film is based on the novel "Jyujika" by Kiyoshi Shigematsu, which won the 44th Yoshikawa Eiji Bungakusho in 2010.

In the autumn of his second year of middle school, Shunsuke Fujii committed suicide.  He left behind Yu, who was named as his close friend in his suicide letter, and Sayu, whose birthday fell on the same day he died.  Shunsuke’s father was unable to forgive his classmates who knew about Shunsuke’s bullying but did nothing.  And Shunsuke’s mother was still filled with pain as she clung to the memories of her son.  Each of them will be confronting the weight of their own respective cross.  Will they find forgiveness in the end?  After 20 years, where will their lives lead them?

In Japanese with English subtitles


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8/24/2016 @ 7PM

Los Angeles Premiere 

Documentary Film about the World Largest Wholesale Seafood Market 

Tsukiji Wonderland

(110mins, 2016)

Directed by Naotaro Endo
       


©2016 Shochiku Co., Ltd.
  

The Tsukiji Market, which is called "Kitchen of Japan", is the biggest wholesale seafood market in the world. The market was built about 80 years ago and it continues to attract people throughout its rich history. Fish and seafood from Tsukiji begins to color the Japanese tables and forms what is considered the backbone of Washoku, or Japanese cuisine. With an almost religious fervor, some of the country's best chefs come to Tsukiji to sample the latest tasty and exotic morsels, plucked from the sea that morning. This film will show you the passion of people in Tsukiji and the important essence of Japanese traditional cuisine through interviews with vendors, plus commentary from food celebrities such as multi-Michelin-star chefs Jiro Ono and Rene Redzepi. Tsukiji Wonderland is a sumptuous feast for sushi lovers everywhere and a rare glimpse of Japan's ancient legacy. 

In Japanese with English subtitles

Trailer: Click Here


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