Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in November, 2005

From November of 2005, The Japan Foundation has been pleased to present and co-sponsor on-going screenings of Japanese films at the following exhibitions and international film festivals:


Regularly-presented Japanese film shows


Japanese Film Special
Date: 11/4-12/9.
Venue: Bangkok, Thailand.
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Bangkok.
Films
Screened:
10 films such as “Mibu Gishiden” (when the last sword is drawn) by Yojiro Takita, “Utsukushi Natsu, Kirishima” (a boy’s summer in 1945) by Kazuo Kuroki.

Yasujiro Ozu Special
Date: 11/19-1/19, 2006
Venue: Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Calcutta.
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, New Delhi.
Films
Screened:
4 films such as “Ukikusa” (floating weeds).

9th Japanese Film Festival Tour (Australia)
Date: 10/6-12/2.
Venue: Perth, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney, Australia.
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Sydney, the Japanese Embassy in Australia, the Japanese Consulate General in Perth, the Japanese Consulate General in Sydney, and the Japanese Consulate General in Melbourne.
Films
Screened:
6 films including "Ranpo Jigoku" by Suguru Takeuchi, " HINOKIO" by Takahiko Akiyama.

Canada Tour of Japanese Films
Date: 9/10-11/20.
Venue: Montreal, Halifax, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Edmond, Calgary, Vancouver, and Kamloops, Canada.
Presented by: The Japanese Embassy in Canada.
Films
Screened:
4 films including "Water Boys," "Zatoichi."

Tomu Uchida Film Special
Date: 9/12, 2005-1/30, 2006.
Venue: Cologne, Germany.
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne (The Japan Foundation).
Films
Screened:
16 films such as "Kiga Kaikyo (straits of starvation)," " Tsuchi (earth)," "Chiyari Fuji (blood spear at Mount Fuji)."

Japanese Film Festival
Date: 11/4-11/20.
Venue: Sofia, Bulgaria.
Presented by: The Japan Embassy in Bulgaria.
Films
Screened:
Filmed Screened: 5 films including "Warabi no ko” by Hideo Onchi, "Postman Blues" by SABU, “Fukuro” (owl) by Kaneto Shindo, and "Blue" by Hiroshi Ando.

39th Japanese Film Festival
Date: 11/17-12/14.
Venue: Moscow, and Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Presented by: The Japanese Embassy in Russia.
Films
Screened:
5 films including “Ikitai” (I want to live) by Kaneto Shindo, “Kinyu Hametsu Nippon: Togenkyo no Hitobito” by Takashi Miike.

Uganda Film Festival
Date: 11/20-11/26.
Venue: Kampala, Uganda.
Presented by: The Japanese Embassy in Uganda.
Films
Screened:
4 films such as “Kids’ Return” by Takeshi Kitano.

Yasuzo Masumura Special
Date: 11/21-11/30.
Venue: Seoul, Korea.
Presented by: Cinematheque, Seoul.
Films
Screened:
9 films such as “Kuro no Shisosha” (black test car), “Kyojin to Gangu” (giants and toys).

Mikio Naruse Special
Date: 9/3, 2005 –5/8, 2006.
Venue: In U.S.A--Madison, Cambridge, Boston, Santa Fe, New York, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Washington D.C, Chicago, Columbus, Rochester and Cleveland. In Canada--Toronto, Vancouver.
Presented by: Cinematique Ontario and others.
Films
Screened:
34 films including "Inazuma" (thunder bolt), "Ani Imoto" (brother and sister) and "Onna ga Kaidan wo Noboru Toki" (when a woman ascends the stairs).

Japanese Classic Film Special
Date: 10/1-12/31.
Venue: New York, U.S.A.
Presented by: Japan Society.
Films
Screened:
5 films including "Otoko no Kao wa Rirekisho" (a man's face reveals his history) by Tai Kato, "Tokyo Nagaremono" (Tokyo drifter) by Seijun Suzuki.

Taisho Chic
Date: 11/1-11/30.
Venue: Berkeley, California (U.S.A).
Presented by: Pacific Film Archive.
Films
Screened:
"Takino Shiraito” (the water magician) by Kenji Mizoguchi, “Minato no Nihon Musume” (the Japanese girl in the harbor) by Hiroshi Shimizu, “Kageroza” by Seijun Suzuki and more.

Yasuzo Masumura Special
Date: 9/1, 2005-2/28, 2006.
Venue: 17 cities such as London, U.K.
Presented by: Independent Cinema Office.
Films
Screened:
8 films such as "Hyoheki" (ice wall), "Moju" (blind beast) directed by Yasuzo Masumura.

Leeds International Film Festival
Date: 11/1-11/30.
Venue: Leeds, U.K.
Presented by: Leeds City Council.
Films
Screened:
10 documentary films such as “Hyakunen Kizami no Hidokei: Maginomura Monogatari” (Magino village: a tale) by Shinsuke Ogawa, “Yukiyukite Shingun” (the emperor’s naked army marches on) by Kazuo Hara.

Akibiyori
Date: 11/1-11/30.
Venue: Edinburgh, U.K.
Presented by: Film House, Edinburgh.

Cineasia Film Festival
Date: 11/1-11/30.
Venue: Cologne, Germany.
Presented by: Cineasia Filmfestival Office.
Films
Screened:
Films by Sogo Ishii and other new Japanese films.

Stockholm International Film Festival
Date: 11/17-11/27.
Venue: Stockholm, Sweden.
Presented by: Stockholm International Film Festival Office.

Nippon Koma
Date: 11/28-12/3
Venue: Lisbon, Portugal.
Presented by: Culturgest.
Films
Screened:
Documentary and animated films such as “Peep TV Show” by Yutaka Tsuchiya, “Innocence” by Mamoru Oshii, and more.

Turkey Tour of Children Films
Date: 11/11-12/4
Venue: 5 cities such as Ankara, Turkey.
Presented by: Ankara Cinema Association
Films
Screened:
Animated films.

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