Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in October, 2007

From October 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

Touring Japanese Film Festival in East Europe
Date: May, 2007 to March, 2008
Venue: October, 2007:
(Traveling Screens: Romania, Macedonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Czech, 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

CQN Selected Masterpieces of Japanese Cinema: Shohei Imamura Retrospective
Date: September 7 to October 26
Venue: Cine Qua Non Myeong-dong (Seoul)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Seoul
Films Screened: The Japan Foundation, Seoul, will co-organize a film series with Cinequanon Korea, in which selections from its film library will be screened. The Shohei Imamura retrospective will feature eight films by the leading Japanese director. On August 31, to mark the opening of the series, the Foundation will invite Daisuke Tengan, Imamura's son and a film director himself, to Korea for a talk show with a Korean film critic.

Daido Moriyama: Films and Photos of the Showa era
Date: September 10 to October 29
Venue: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Films Screened: To coincide with the exhibition of photographer Daido Moriyama to be held at the SK Cultural Foundation in Cologne from September 5 to November 18, the Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne will present two documentary films on Moriyama; the movie "Tobenai Chinmoku (Silence Has No Wings)," in which he provided the still photography; works by the late Shuji Terayama, with whom Moriyama had close ties; and other Japanese films selected by the photographer.

Touring Japanese Film Festival in Canada
Date: September 11 to November 30
Venue: Canada/Ottawa, Hamilton, Regina, Banff, Vancouver, Victoria, Montreal, Hari Fox, Toronto, Hamilton
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: Hotel Hibiscus by Yuji Nakae, The Twilight Samurai by Yoji Yamada, Kamikaze Girls by Tetsuya Nakashima, The Glass Rabbit by Setsuko Shibuichi

The Ninth Japanese Film Retrospective
Date: September 25 to October 2 (Moscow), November 23 to 28 (St. Petersburg)
Venue: Muzei Kino (Moscow), Dom Kino (St. Petersburg)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Russia, Muzei Kino, Consulate-General of Japan in Saint-Petersburg, Dom Kino
Films Screened: Kinoshita Keisuke's Works: Twelve Pairs of Eyes, Ballad Of The Narayama, Woman, My First Love Affair, The Yotsuya Ghost Story, Morning for the Osone Family, Carmen Comes Home, Carmen's Pure Love, Spring Dreams

Nikkatsu Retrospective
Date: October 2 to 27
Venue: The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris
Films Screened: Japan’s oldest film studio is honoured with a huge retrospective. Some 30 films will be screened.

The Films of Mikio Naruse
Date: October 5 to January 29 2008
Venue: The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome
Films Screened: Naruse Mikio's Works: Apart from You, Every Night Dreams,A Married Life,The Echo,A Floating Cloud, And 32 other films

Japanese Film Festival
Date: October 5 to 7
Venue: Vietnam/Hai Phong
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Vietnam, 1 May Cinema Theater in Hai Phong
Films Screened:

Kids Return by Takeshi Kitano,Adrenaline Drive by Shinobu Yaguchi,The Twilight Samurai by Yoji Yamada


46th The Tamra Cultural Festival
Date: October 5 to 10
Venue: Korea/ Jeju-do the Museum of Woman Divers
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Seoul, The Museum of Woman Divers
Films Screened:

The Japan Foundatin, Seoul, with the cooperation of the Museum of Woman Divers, will show Umibe-no-ryan-san, which will help promoting an understanding of women pearl divers and its long-lived culture in Japan.


Japanese Cinema for Busy People
Date: October 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14
Venue: The Japan Foundation, London, National Film Theatre
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, London
Films Screened:

Over the course of six weeks this free lecture series will look at films from the 50s to current trends, pink film to anime and will offer an overview of Japanese cinema for those itching to know more but were afraid to ask or hate to do homework.


11th Japanese Film Festival
Date: October 16 to 18 (Canberra), October 29 to 31 (Melbourne), November 6 to 8 (Perth), November 12 (Brisbane), November 29 to December 8 (Sydney)
Venue: Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Japanese Embassy and Consulates General in Australia
Films Screened:

We Shall Overcome Someday by Kazuyuki Izutsu, LINDA LINDA LINDA by Nobuhiro Yamashita, Spring Snow by Isao Yukisada, And other films


Japanese Film Festival
Date: October 17
Venue: Honduras/ Tegucigalpa
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Japanese Embassy in Honduras
Films Screened:

Una Clase Inolvidable, Escuela3, Mis Hijos by Yoji Yamada, Chibi Maruko-chan by Tsutomu Shibayama , Conejo de Cristal by Setsuko Shibuichi (all with Spanish subtitles)


31th São Paulo International Film Festival
Date: October 19 to November 1
Venue: Brazil/São Paulo (will be held at six sites in the city)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, São Paulo
Films Screened:

The biggest film festival in South America, More then 300 films will be shown from home and abroad, including new works. The Japanese films to be shown at the festival are not yet decided.


Nitaboh: Tsugaru Shamisen Shiso Gaibun Anime Screening
Date: October 29, November 2, 3
Venue: Indonesia/ Jambi (Sumatra)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Jakarta
Films Screened:

Japanese anime Nitaboh will be shown from October 23 at the 4th Animation Festival in Indonesia.

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