I know, I’ve been so remiss in writing lately. I have so many reviews in my head but I’ve just not processed any; however, I did want to mention the upcoming Toronto Japanese Film Festival this year that I would kill to go to again; however, life isn’t kind this year for me so I’ll just have to live vicariously from those lucky to attend
The festival begins June 6 and runs until June 27, 2019. Several actors will be in attendance to discuss the films as well as directors. So far the list includes:
Will be in attendance on June 8, 2019 for Love’s Twisting Path (2019) which also stars Kora Kengo in the lead as Tajuro Kiyokawa
Will be in attendance on Jun 10, 2019 for Dance with Me (2019)
Will be in attendance on Jun 24, 2019 for Born Bone Boon (2017)
Will be in attendance on Jun 24, 2019 for When My Mom Died, I Wanted to Eat Her Ashes (2019) and Jun 27, 2019 for Every Day A Good Day (2018)
Check the schedule for other events like sake tasting, opening and closing receptions. There was rumoured that Takumi Saito was returning for the viewing of A Gambler’s Odyssey (2019); however, that’s not verified. Maybe he will be a surprised guest.