2014 / Japan Foundation to screen a film which was selected as Japan’s entry for Academy Awards, Mar. 5, 7:30 pm


The Great Passage

In “The Great Passage,” Ryuhei Matsuda, left. and Aoi Miyazaki

Japan Foundation Los Angeles and American Cinematheque present screening of The Great Passage on Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30 pm at the Egyptian Theatre located at 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. *Venue Details

Admissions are $11 for general, $7 for American Cinematheque member. 

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2013, 133min. / Director: Yuya Ishii 

In Japanese with English subtitles 

Introverted Mitsuya Majime (Ryuhei Matsuda) is a wash-out as a salesman, but with his linguistics degree, he’s the ideal replacement for a departing editor working on a new dictionary entitled The Great Passage.

The project requires years of painstaking work, but Mitsuya is sustained by his love for an aspiring chef (Aoi Miyazaki). 

The Great Passage was selected as Japan’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Filmat the 86th Academy Awards.