Screening of Japanese Film at Breast Fest Film Festival : AprilBride

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Screening of Japanese Film at Breast Fest Film Festival : AprilBride

Post  JF on Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:46 pm

Rethink Breast Cancer Presents

Breast Fest 2010

Special Screening of

April Bride

Sunday, November 21, 3:00 PM

Dir. Ryuichi Hiroki, 129 min
Starring: Nana Eikura, Eita

In Japanese with English Subtitles

Royal Ontario Museum , 100 Queen's Park, Toronto

Sunday, November 21, 3:00 PM

Tickets available at

Two of Japan ’s hottest young stars bring pure love back to the big screen in the blockbuster romance April Bride (Yomei Ikkagetsu no Hanayome) from acclaimed director Ryuichi Hiroki (Your Friends, Vibrator). Eita (Last Friends, Giniro no Season) and Nana Eikura (Meichan no Shitsuji, My Sister, My Love) draw tears and cheers as a young couple who face their last month together with unfailing love and courage. Based on a touching true story that was also chronicled in a TBS documentary and a best-selling book, April Bride was a huge hit in Japan , and helped raise awareness about breast cancer among young women.

Chie (Eikura) is a 'companion', a young woman hired to speak in a public-relations role at corporate events, who ends up in the wrong auditorium. There she encounters a young salaryman, Taro (Eita). Their relationship proceeds quickly, and soon Taro is talking of marriage. Chie, however, is hiding something: she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. When chemotherapy causes her hair to fall out, she ends the relationship and moves away. Taro finds her after she has lost a breast to surgery; he insists that she is still the same person she was, and that his feelings have not changed. The two promise they will stay together no matter what happens. The couple reunites, but then Chie's cancer comes back. Knowing that she has only a short time to live, Taro, her family, and her friends secretly plan a wedding...

About Breast Fest:

Breast Fest uses the versatile medium of film to frame and explore the spectrum of issues surrounding breast cancer. This annual festival uses films, panels, workshops and speakers to connect people to the breast cancer cause, inspire dialogue, facilitate learning and foster community. Breast Fest is the world's first film festival dedicated to breast cancer awareness and is an initiative of Rethink Breast Cancer.


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