Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in February, 2007

From February of this year, the Japan Foundation is pleased to present and co-sponsor ongoing screenings of Japanese films at the following exhibitions and international film festivals around the world.


Regularly-presented Japanese film shows


Featured Screening of Mikio Naruse Special
Date: Nov. 1, 2006 to Feb. 26, 2007
Venue: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Films Screened: Thirty-two films including Apart from You, Wife! Be Like a Rose!, Lightning , When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

13th Japanese Film Festival 2007
Date: Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, 2007 (Cape Town)
Feb. 9 to Feb. 11, 2007 (Polokwane)
Feb. 23 to Mar. 2, 2007 (Johannesburg)
Venue: Republic of South Africa
Cinema Nouveau (V&A Waterfront), Cape Town
SterKinekor (Savannah), Polokwane
Cinema Nouveau (Rosebank Mall), Johannesburg
Presented by:

The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Republic of South Africa

Films Screened: Out Of The World by JunjiSakamoto, Pulse by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Billiken by Junji Sakamoto, Kyoichi-Sawada by Takumi Igarashi, A Last Note by Kaneto Shindo, Water Boys by Shinobu Yaguchi

Touring Japanese Film Festival in southern US Universities
Date: Feb. 1 to Mar. 9, 2007
Venue: U.S.A/ Gainesville, Tahlequah, San Antonio, Sewanee, Durham
University of Florida, University of Texas at San Antonio, Sewanee: University of the South, Duke University
Presented by: Embassy of Japan in Republic of Kenya
Films Screened: Nabbie's Love, Kids Return, Barren Illusion, Aoi haru

Touring Japanese Film Festival in East Europe
(Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania)
Date: Feb. 1 to Mar. 31, 2007
Venue: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Embassy of Japan in Romania
Films Screened: Seven Japanese classic films

Japanese Film Festival
Date: Feb. 2 to Feb. 4, 2007
Venue: Alliance Française (Republic of Kenya, Nairobi)
Presented by: Embassy of Japan in Republic of Kenya
Films Screened: bright future by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Kikujiro by Takeshi Kitano,The Face of Jizo by Kazuo Kuroki, Swing Girls by Shinobu Yaguchi, The Hidden Blade by Yoji Yamada

Move Over, Ozu
Date: Feb.4 to Mar. 29, 2007
Venue: England
Watershed Media Centre/ Bristol, Edinburgh Filmhouse/ Edinburgh, Queens Film Theatre/ Belfast, Riverside Studio/ London, Showroom/ Sheffield
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, London
Films Screened: License to Live by Kurosawa Kiyoshi, Laughing Frog by Hirayama Hideyuki, Hush! by Hashiguchi Ryosuke, Canary by Shiota Akihiko, Sway by Nishikawa Miwa, Hanging Garden by Toyoda Toshiaki

Restrospective Ozu Yasujiro
Date: Feb. 9 to Feb. 28, 2007
Venue: France/ Paris
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris
Films Screened: Thirty two films including Young Days, I Flunked, But…, The Only Son, Passing Fancy, A Hen in the Wind, Kagamishishi(A Classical Dance Of Japan).

Japanese Film Festival (Myanmar)
Date: Feb. 21 to Mar. 11, 2007
Venue: Yangon (Feb. 21 to 24), Mandalay (Mar. 8 to 11)
Presented by: The Japan Foudation, Embassy of Japan in Myanmar
Films Screened: Thway by Koji Chino ,The Stars Converge by Kiyoshi Sasabe, Madadayo (‘Not Yet’) by Akira Kurosawa

Japan Film Days (Istanbul)
Date: Feb. 22 to Feb. 25, 2007
Venue: Istanbul Museum Of Modern Art (Turkey/ Istanbul)
Presented by: The Japan Foudation, Embassy of Japan in Istanbul, Istanbul Museum Of Modern Art
Films Screened: Face by Junji Sakamoto, The Ghost of Yotsuya by Nobuo Nakagawa, Black Cat Mansion by Nobuo Nakagawa, The Face of Jizo by Kazuo Kuroki, Swing Girls by Shinobu Yaguchi, The place promised in our early days by Makoto Shinkai

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