HIFF presented the US premiere of THE VANCOUVER ASAHI, a classic and old-fashioned film with moments of humor and humanity from director Yuya Ishii (THE GREAT PASSAGE, HIFF 2013 / THE WOODSMAN AND THE RAIN, HIFF 2012). This film has one of the largest Japanese ensembles, starring a slew of superstars like Tsumabuki Satoshi, Kamenashi Kazuya, Takahata Mitsuki, Miyazaki Aoi and Sato Koichi, just to name a few. HIFF screened this film in advance of the film’s theatrical release this Christmas in Japan. Director Yuya Ishii and actress Mistuki Takahata were on hand to walk the red carpet before the screening. Here is a photo recap of the night through the lens of AMFM photographer Stefano Fabrizio Darold.