The Japan Foundation, Toronto is proud to celebrate the centennial of legendary Japanese filmmaker, Suzuki Seijun, with a Canada-wide retrospective tour of his prolific body of work. Starting from April through to September, cinematheques from across the country will be participating in the retrospective with rare screenings of Suzuki’s films from his five-decade-long career, all in glorious 35mm print!

All rare 35mm prints were imported from the Film Library of the Japan Foundation’s headquarters in Tokyo.

Touring program curated by Dr. William Carroll, the author of Suzuki Seijun and Postwar Japanese Cinema and Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta.


Satan’s Town (plays with Love Letter)
Fri, August 4 / 7pm

Carmen from Kawachi
Fri, August 4 / 9:30pm

Tokyo Drifter
Sat, August 5 / 7pm

A Tale of Sorrow and Sadness
Sat, August 5 / 9pm

Sun, August 6 / 5pm