Japan Film Festival
The Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary presents this year's Japan Film Festival | Photo: Courtesy General of Japan in Calgary

Japan Film Festival

Join in for some hilarious comedy, touching drama, and lots of samurais and... cats?

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The Consulate-General of Japan in Calgary and the Japan Foundation are pleased to present this year’s Japan Film Festival, with the aim of promoting Japanese film and culture to the public. This year Japanese films will be presented in Banff on September 3 and in Calgary September 10. All in Japanese with English subtitles and are free to attend.

This year’s festival features Samurai Cat, A Tale of Samurai Cooking, Robo-G and Round Trip Heart offering entertainment for those seeking to broaden their cultural horizons.

All shows are free of charge with no reservations required, though seating is limited.


September 3, 2016
Lux Cinema (229 Bear St., Banff)

Robo-G: 1:30pm (2012, Shinobu Yaguchi) imdb.com
Samurai Cat: 4:00pm (2014, Yoshitaka Yamaguchi) imdb.com
A Tale of Samurai Cooking: 7:00pm (2013, Yuzo Asahara) imdb.com


September 10, 2016
Globe Cinema (617 8th Ave. SW)

Samurai Cat: 2:00pm  (2014, Yoshitaka Yaguchi) imdb.com
A Tale of Samurai Cooking: 5:30pm (2013 Yuzo Asahara) imdb.com
Round Trip Heart: 7:45pm (2015 Yuki Tanada) imdb.com

The Japan Film Festival runs September 3 and 10, 2016 and the full schedule can be found here.