Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in December, 2005

From December of this year, 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


110 Years of Japanese Cinema
Date: 12/17-12/30.
Venue: Seoul, Korea.
Presented by: Japan Cultural Center, Seoul (The Japan Foundation), the Korean Association of Cinematheques and School of Cinematheque culture.
Films
Screened:
15 films such as “Tokyo Chorus” (Yasujiro Ozu), “The Sisters of the Gion” (Kenji Mizoguchi).

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).

Mikio Naruse Special
Date: 9/3, 2005 –5/8, 2006.
Venue: In America--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, America.
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.

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.

Akira Kurosawa Special
Date: 12/12-12/22.
Venue: Vienna, Austria.
Presented by: Austria Film Museum.
Films
Screened:
“Idiot,” “The Quiet Duel,” “Maadadayo,” and more.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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