Corações Sujos (Dirty Hearts) (Co-presented by Reel Asian Film Festival)
[http://www.coracoessujos.com.br/]

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Synopsis:
When Japan lost World War II, a new war started in Brazil: A war between the Japanese immigrants who accepted defeat and those who did not. Dirty Hearts tells the true story of one of these warriors.

Programmer's note
You can't wash murder off. Taking place after WWII, pride, honour, and legacy transform non-military family and working men into patriotic soldiers of an almost suicidal infantry. These Japanese immigrants are driven to rebel and to fight against the notion that Japan has surrendered to the United States and defeat is just a product of American propaganda. Set in Brazil where the largest Japanese community outside of Japan is located, these makeshift soldiers confront those who oppose them even targeting their own countrymen. In the larger context, they must also defend themselves against the larger Brazilian community as they are treated as second-class citizens fueling their alienation and enabling Japanese versus Japanese. Is it manipulative self-destruction or cultural preservation in the name of justice? In Dirty Hearts, a beautifully shot Japanese Western, wives re-evaluate their husbands because they are never to be the same again.

Q&A with York U Modern And Contemporary Japanese Literature Professor Ted Goossen and U of T Japanese Studies Librarian Fabiano Rocha

Programmer: Allison Wilson-Forbes

18A

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Feature Presentation
World Premiere

Screening(s):
Fri, April 13th, 2012
7:00 pm
Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas
Theatre 5
Regular Presentation
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Director(s):
Vicente Amorim

Writer(s):
David Franca Mendes

Producer(s):
Vicente Amorim, Gil Ribeiro, João Daniel Tikhomiroff

Actor(s):
Takahashi
Miyuki
Noboru Watanabe
Naomi
Sasaki
Akemi 40 years old Hako Oshima
Akemi
Aoki
Matsuda
Sub-Delegate
Cape Garcia
Kyoko