The festival is being held on August 18 to 28 in Montreal. “Antoki no Inochi” will have its premiere screening on August 19. According to the film’s distributor Shochiku, it is still being decided whether Zeze, Okada, and Eikura will be attending the screening.
Zeze’s last film, “Heaven’s Story,” won two jury prizes at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival this past February.
Recent Japanese winners at Montreal include Fukatsu Eri for “Akunin” in 2010 (Best Actress), Negishi Kichitaro for “Viyon no Tsuma” in 2009 (Best Director), and Takita Yojiro’s “Okuribito” in 2008 (Grand prix des Americas).
“Antoki no Inochi” opens in theaters in Japan on November 19, 2011.