Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in March, 2010

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
Dates: May, 2009 to March, 2010
Venues: Macedonia / Skopje (March 3 to 10)
Cinematheque of Macedonia
Hungary / Budapest (March)
Örökmozgó Filmmùzeum
Presented by: Macedonia / Skopje
The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Austria, Cinematheque of Macedonia
Hungary / Budapest
The Japan Foundation, Budapest, Hungarian National Film Archive
Films Screened: Half a Confession by Kiyoshi Sasabe, BOKUNCHI My House by Junji Sakamoto, Canary by Akihiko Shiota, The Glass Rabbit by Setsuko Shibuichi, We Shall Overcome Someday by Kazuyuki Izutsu, Hanging Garden by Toshiaki Toyoda, Hush! by Ryosuke Hashiguchi


Documentary Film Screenings
Dates: January 7 to March 31, 2010
Venues: Germany / The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne ( Cologne )
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Films Screened: Woman was the Sun, The Life of Hiratsuka Raicho by Sumiko Haneda, Manzan Benigaki ( Red Persimmons ) A Record of People living with persimmons by Shinsuke Ogawa and Xiaolian Peng, Ms. Ryang, an “ama” diver by Masaki Haramura, and other films


Screenings of Female Director’s Works
Dates: January 12 to March 16, 2010
Venues: Italy / Rome
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome
Films Screened: Katatsumori, Embracing by Naomi Kawase, Eternal Breasts, Love Letters by Kinuyo Tanaka, Kamome Diner, Megane by Naoko Ogigami, The Cherry Tree with Gray Blossoms by Sumiko Haneda, The Cat Leaves Home by Nami Iguchi, The Glass Rabbit by Setsuko Shibuichi


The Japan Foundation Midwest Film Festival 2010
Dates: January 20 to March 10, 2010
Venues: USA / Michigan, Wisconsin, Kansas
Western Michigan University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Kansas
Presented by: The Japan Foundation New York
Films Screened: Memories of Matsuko by Tetsuya Nakashima, ALWAYS-Sunset on Third Street- by Takashi Yamazaki, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time by Mamoru Hosoda, I just did’t do it by Masayuki Suo


Major Film Studios in Japan 3: History of TOEI
Dates: January 21 to March 20, 2010
Venues: France / Paris
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris
Films Screened: Woman was the Sun, The Life of Hiratsuka Raicho by Sumiko Haneda, Manzan Benigaki (Red Persimmons) A Record of People living with persimmons by Shinsuke Ogawa and Xiaolian Peng, Ms. Ryang, an “ama” diver by Masaki Haramura, and other films


Girls on Films: Females in Contemporary Japanese Cinema
Dates: February 9 to March 21, 2010
Venues: U.K. /ICA (London), Arnolfini (Bristol), Queen’s Film Theatre (Belfast), Showroom (Sheffield), Filmhouse (Edinburgh)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, London
Films Screened: Fourteen by Hiromasa Hirosue, Kamome Diner by Naoko Ogigami, How to Become Myself by Jun Ichikawa, German plus Rain by Satoko Yokohama


The 16th Japanese Film Festival in South Africa
Dates: February 25 to March 21, 2010
Venues: South Africa / Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg
Presented by: Embassy of Japan in South Africa
co-organized by: JICA
Films Screened: Kikujiro by Takeshi Kitano, Floating Weeds by Yasujiro Ozu, Inochi by Tetsuo Shinohara, Linda Linda Linda by Nobuhiro Ymashita, Futaribiyori by Keiichi Nomura, Ping Pong Bath Station by Gen Yamakawa


Japanese Film Festival in Wellington
Dates: March 1 to 5, 2010
Venues: The New Zealand National Film Archive (March 1 to 4)
Reading Cinemas Courtenay (March 5)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in New Zealand
Films Screened: Summer Days with Coo by Keiichi Hara,Tokyo Tower-Mum & Me,and Sometimes Dad by Joji Matsuoka,Memories of Tomorrow by Yukihiko Tsutsumi


Japanese Film Festival in Bangkok
Dates: March 4 to 7, 2010
Venues: Siam Paragon Cineplex
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Bangkok
Films Screened: Megane by Naoko Ogigami,One Million Yen Girl by Yuki Tanada,The Cat Leaves Home by Nami Iguchi,German plus Rain by Satoko Yokohama


Japanese Film Festival in Samoa
Dates: March 9 to 11, 2010
Venues: The National University of Samoa
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in New Zealand, JICA Samoa Office
Films Screened: My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki,Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki,Always: Sunset on Third Street by Takashi Yamazaki


Screening Japanese film at 6th Muscat International Film Festival
Dates: March 13 to 20, 2010
Venues: OMAN / Muscat
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in the Sultanate of Oman,
Films Screened: Your Friend by Ryuichi Hiroki

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