Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in March, 2007

From March 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


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 Junji Sakamoto, 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

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. 10 to Mar. 24, 2007
Venue: France/ Paris
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris
Films Screened: Thirty films including, The Early Autumn, Young Days, Floating Weeds

Restrospective Naruse Mikio
Date & Venue: Feb. 11 to March 8, 2007 / Austrian Film Museum
Feb. 22 to May 2, 2007 / Filmmuseum Munich
March 6 to 29, 2007 / The Filmpodium Zurich
Films Screened: Thirty two films including Apart from You, Wife! Be Like a Rose!, Lightnin, When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

Japanese Film Festival (Myanmar)
Date: Feb. 21 to March 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

Contemporary Japanese Films Screening
Date: Mar. 1 to Apr. 30, 2007
Venue: Cologne/ Germany
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Films Screened: Tomorrow by Kazuo Kuroki, Swing Girls by Shinobu Yaguchi, The Crying Wind by Higashi Yoichi

Japanese Film Festival (Jordan)
Date: Mar. 4 to March 7, 2007
Venue: Jordan/ Amman
Presented by: The Japan Foudation, Embassy of Japan in Jordan
Films Screened: Swing Girls by Shinobu Yaguchi, Twilight Samurai by Yoji Yamada, Hana-Bi by Takeshi Kitano, Hotel Hibiscus by Yuji Nakae

Japanese Film Festival (Portugal)
Date: March 15, 2007
Venue: Portugal/ Lisbon Municipal San Gioirgi Theater
Presented by: The Japan Foudation, Embassy of Japan in Portugal
Films Screened: Wild Life by Aoyama Shinji, Postman Blues by Sabu

Japanese Film Festival (Turkey)
Date: March 15 to 18, 2007
Venue: Turkey/ The Turkish-Japanese Foundation Culture Center (Ankara)
Presented by: The Japan Foudation, Embassy of Japan in Turkey
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


Japanese Film Festival (Bangladesh)
Date: March 18 to 20, 2007
Venue: Bangladesh/ The Bangladesh National museum
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh
Films Screened:

Ping Pong Bath Station by Yamakawa Genm, Home Of Acorns by Anno Takashi, Fall Guy by Fukasaku Kinji, Woman Was The Sun The Life of Hiratsuka Raicho by Haneda Sumiko


Featured Screening of Sogo Ishii Special
Date: March 20 to April
Venue: Italy/ The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome
Films Screened:

Crazy Thunder Road, Augustin the Water

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