Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in May, 2007

From May 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


< Organized >
Japanese Films Latest Special Feature (Italy)
Date: Apr. to June, 2007
Venue: National Cinema Museum in Torino
Presented by:

The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome, National Cinema Museum in Torino

Films Screened: Tony Takitani by Jun Ichikawa, Canary by Akihiko Shiota, Linda Linda Linda by Nobuhiro Yamashita

Touring Japanese Film Festival
Nakagawa Nobuo Retrospective in Middle and South America
Date: May, 2007
Venue: Teatro San Matin (Buenos Aires/ Argentine)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Argentine, Teatro San Matin
Films Screened: Jigoku, The Ghost of Yotsuya, Lynch

Touring Japanese Film Festival in East Europe
Date: May, 2007 to March, 2008
Venue: Austria, Hungary, Czech, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Greece, Cyprus, Macedonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Budapest
Films Screened: Ping Pong Bath Station by Gen Yamakawa, Women in the Mirror by Kijyu(Yoshishige) Yoshida, bright future by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Go by Isao Yukisada, Ramblers by Nobuhiro Yamashita, Shinkokyu no Hitsuyo by Tetsuo Shinohara, Byplayer by Kaneto Shindo

Restrospective Takeshi Kitano
Date: May 3 to July 30
Venue: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Films Screened: Oeuvre of Takeshi Kitano until 2005 year and the birth of guru (1993)

Restrospective Masaru Kanai & Lecture
Date: May 10 to 14
Venue: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Films Screened: Five films including The Desert Archipelago, Good Bye, Time Blows On

The 11th Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival
Date: May 23 to 27, 2007
Venue: Seoul/ Korea
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Seoul, Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival
Films Screened: Six films including Paprika, Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters, 5 Centimeteres per Second

Retrospective Seijun Suzuki
Date: May 31 to June 30, 2007
Venue: Paris/ France
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris
Films Screened: Forty films including Branded To Kill, Flower & Rage


< Supported >
Restrospective of Mikio Naruse
Date & Venue: Feb. 22 to May 2, 2007 / Filmmuseum Munich
April 1 to May 31, 2007 / Deutsches Filminstitut—Deutsches Filmmuseum
Presented by:

Filmmuseum Munich, Deutsches Filminstitut—Deutsches Filmmuseum

Films Screened: Apart from You, Wife! Be Like a Rose!, Lightning, When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

Retrospective of Imamura Shohei
Date: May 25 to June 19, 2007
Venue: Berkeley/ USA
Presented by: Pacific Film Archive (US)
Films Screened: Eijanaika, A Man Vainishes

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