Cannes Short Film Screening

Aug 10, 2023 at 6:30pm ~ Aug 16, 2023 at 6:30pm

Experience an evening of cinematic brilliance as Matthew Chozick presents a Cannes Short Film Screening at Theatre Guild. The Screening will feature his award-winning short film, “Toshie the Nihilist”, alongside 2 extraordinary international short films, showcasing immense talent and captivating stories.

For foreigners visiting or living in Japan, this screening is a rare treat as all of the films will have subtitles in both English and Japanese.

“Toshie the Nihilist” made an outstanding premier at the Academy Award and BAFTA, winning the Best Comedy Award at the New York International Short Film Festival. The film follows Toshie, who instead of celebrating the recent release of her boyfriend from jail, ends up embarking on a whirlwind journey from Japan to Hawaii.

The short film, “Fluffy Tales”, directed by Alison Kuhn, is a German Satirical comedy about campaign model Ella as she poses for a new dog food brand and quickly encounters a series of escalating demands on set.

“Narcissus”, directed by Jiang Wen, won Best LGBTQ title at the Toronto Indie Film Festival. In the film, an LGBTQ college student goes on a date with a stranger that leads them both on a journey of self-discovery, set in front of the breathtaking scenery of China.

At every screening, Matthew Chozick will be speaking live with the cast of “Toshie the Nihilist” as well as several special celebrity guests! Don’t miss the chance to see these amazing guests:

August 10: Lead actor, Rino Higa

August 11: Legendary film composer, Hiroyuki Onogawa; director and writer, Shingo Matsumura; and talented actor, Rii Ishihara

August 12: Academy award-winning director, Eiji Uchida; bestselling mangaka/actor/comedian, Taro Yabe

August 13: Celebrated novelist, Hideo Furukawa

The Screenings will be hosted at Theater Guild for eight days in Tokyo this August, so make sure to purchase your tickets as soon as you can here.


  • 6:30pm – Doors open/Beverages
  • 7:00pm – 8:05pm – Screening “Toshie the Nihilist”, “Fluffy Tales”, “Narcissus”
  • 8:10pm – 8:40pm – Talk by Matthew Chozick and the Cast of “Toshie the Nihilist”
  • 8:40pm – Refreshments at the Bar



Start: Aug 10th 2023 at 6:30pm

End: Aug 16th 2023 at 6:30pm