35th Japan Film Festival


On November 4th and 10th, the Embassy of Japan and the Canadian Film Institute (CFI), in collaboration with the Japan Foundation, presented the 35th Japanese Film Festival at Carleton University. Two movies were screened during the festival: Being Good on November 4th and Pecoross’ Mother and Her Days on November 10th. The festival attracted about 320 people over two days to celebrate the theme of family in Japanese film.

After the introductory remarks by the CFI Executive Director Mr. Tom McSorley, Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane on November 11th and Minister Yasunari Morino on November 4th respectively, both expressed hope that the movies will provide the audience with a deeper understanding of Japanese life and culture.

The CFI Japan Film Festival is one of CFI’s longest-running events and one of the Embassy’s most popular culture events. Since its inception in 1985, the festival has introduced a variety of Japanese films produced by Japan's talented and innovative filmmakers to Ottawa audiences.



 Tom McSorley, Executive Director of CFI



Ambassador Kmihiro Ishikane giving his remarks



Minister Yasunari Morino giving his remarks






Being Good



Pecoross’ Mother and Her Days