Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in December, 2008

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 Film Festival
Date: September to December
Venue: Canada /
Hamilton-Empire Jackson Square 6 Cinemas (12/1)
Victoria-the CINECENTA at University of Victoria (12/16)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Canada
Films Screened: Shangri-La (Japan Goes Bankrupt) by Takashi Miike, The Book of the Dead by Kihachiro Kawamoto, Half a Confession by Kiyoshi Sasabe, Breathe in, Breathe out by Tetsuo Shinohara

Japanese Film Festival
Date: September to December
Venue:

Russia / Moscow, Sankt-Peterburg, Khabarovsk, Vladovostok, Uizhno-Sakhalinsk

Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Russia
Films Screened: Dodes’ka-den,Doomed by Akira Kurosawa, Priest of Dark,Ballad of the Paper Balloons by Sadao Yamanaka, Sudden Rainby Mikio Naruse, Lady Oyu by Kenji Mizoguchi, Floating Weeds by Yasujiro Ozu, The River Fuefuki by Keisuke Kinoshita, The Masseurs and a Woman by Hiroshi Shimizu, The Inheritance by Masaki Kobayashi, Where Chimneys are Seen by Heinosuke Gosho, The Owl by Kaneto Shindo, Kamikaze Girls by Tetsuya Nakashima, A Stranger of Mine by Kenji Uchida

Documentary Film
Date: October 2 to December 22
Venue: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Films Screened: Narita: Heta Village by Shinsuke Ogawa, Minamata: The Victims and Their World by Noriaki Tsuchimoto, A Dedicated Life by Kazuo Hara

Japanese Film Festival
Date: October 16 to January
Venue: India /Chennai (December 17 to 26) , Calcutta (January, 2009)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Calcutta Consulate-General of Japan, Chennai Consulate-General of Japan
Films Screened: The Scent of Incense (Koge), Twenty-Four Eyes, Spring Dreams by Keisuke Kinoshita

Retrospective of Yasujiro Ozu
Date: October 24 to December
Venue:

Equador/Quito, Guayaquil

Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Ecuador
Films Screened: Yasujiro Ozu: I flunked, but…, The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice, Early Spring, and other films

The 12th Japanese Film Festival
Date: November 5 to December 9
Venue:

Australia/Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Australia, Consulate-General of Japan in Melbourne, Consulate-General of Japan in Sydney
Films Screened: Memories of Matsuko by Tetsuya Nakashima, Memories of Tomorrow by Yukihiko Tsutsumi, ALWAYS-Sunset on Third Street by Takashi Yamazaki, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time by Mamoru Hosoda, and other films

Supported

Retrospective of Nagisa Oshima
Date: September, 2008 to June, 2009
Venue: U.S.A., Canada / Toronto -Cinematheque Ontario (10/14-12/19), Cambridge - Harvard Film Archive (12/7-12/22)
Presented by: Cinema theque Ontario
Films Screened: Nagisa Oshima:Street of Love and Hope, Boy, Naked Youth, The Sun’s Burial, and other films

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