The Japan Foundation, Toronto
The Toronto Japanese Film Festival
and the Department of East Asian Studies present
a special screening of
A Terminal Trust 終の信託
at Innis Town Hall
with an introduction by director Masayuki Suo and star Tamiyo Kusakari
Written and directed by Masayuki Suo
Starring Tamiyo Kusakari, Koji Yakusho, Tadanobu Asano, Takao Osawa
2012, 144 min
Masayuki Suo’s 2012 film reunites his Shall We Dance cast for a beautiful and thought-provoking drama about the relationship between a doctor and her terminally ill patient. After a failed attempt at suicide, Dr. Orii finds herself in an intense doctor/patient relationship with chronic asthma sufferer Shinzo, and her empathy towards him sparks an emotional connection. Realizing that his life is coming to an end, Shinzo makes a solemn request, leaving Dr Orii faced with a decision that could have profound effects on both Shinzo’s life and her own.
Kinema Jumpo called the film one of the Top 10 Films of 2012 and recognized Suo as Best Director.
Official website (Japanese)
Toronto Japanese Film Festival website
University of Toronto Department of East Asian Studies
Innis Town Hall is at 2 Sussex Avenue at the University of Toronto’s downtown campus.