Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in March, 2011

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, 2010 to March, 2011
Venues: Macedonia / Skopje (March 9 to 16)
Cinematheque of Macedonia
Poland / Gdynia (March 28 to 30)
Kino Kameralne
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Austria, Embassy of Japan in Poland
Films Screened: Scarred Angels by Junji Sakamoto, The Dagger of Kamui by Rintaro, A Scene at the Sea by Takeshi Kitano, Hotel Hibiscus by Yuji Nakae, The Blossoming of Etsuko by Kazuo Kuroki, Awaking by Junji Sakamoto, Climber’s High by Masato Harada

Yasujiro Ozu Retrospective
Dates: January 6 to March 28, 2011
Venues: Germany / Cologne
The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Films Screened: I Flunked, but ..., Young Days, Tokyo Chorus, I Was Born, but ..., Passing Fancy, The Only Son, The Record of a Tenement Gentleman, A Hen in the Wind, Late Spring, The Munakata Sisters, Early Summer, The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice, Tokyo Story, Early Spring, Twilight in Tokyo, Equinox Flower, Floating Weeds, Good Morning, Late Autumn, Early Autumn, An Autumn Afternoon

Back to the Future: Japanese Cinema Since the Mid-90s
Dates: February 4 to March 28, 2011
Venues: UK / London, Belfast, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Bristol, Sheffield Institute of Contemporary Arts, Queens Film Theatre, Edinburgh Film House, Broadway, Arnolfini, Shoroom
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, London
Films Screened: 7 films including Cure by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Go by Isao Yukisada, Linda Linda Linda by Nobuhiro Yamashita, One Million Yen Girl by Yuki Tanada, and Sawako Decides by Yuya Ishii


Toho: History of the Great Japanese Studios 4
Dates: February 10 to March 26, 2011
Venues: France / Paris
The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris
Films Screened: Wife! Be Like a Rose!, Working Family, Actors Who Play the Horse, The Approach of Autumn, Daughters, Wives and Mothers by Mikio Naruse, Humanity and Paper Balloon by Sadao Yamanaka, Snow Country, The Hotelman’s Holiday, Spring on Island, The Young, Twilight Story, Love is Shared Like Sweets by Shiro Toyoda, Fort Graveyard, Desperado Outpost, The Emperor and a General by Kihachi Okamoto, The Early Autumn, The Munakata Sisters by Yasujiro Ozu, Shadow of a Flower, Room for Rent by Yuzo Kawashima, Till We Meet Again, Blue Mountains, Blue Mountaions 2 by Tadashi Imai, Third-Class Executes by Masahisa Sunohara, Third-Class Executives 2 by Hideo Suzuki, Samurai Rebellion、Kwaidan, Hymn to a Tired Man by Masaki Kobayashi, Girls of Dark by Kinuyo Tanaka, The Living Koheiji by Nobuo Nakagawa, The Most Beautiful, One Wonderful Sunday by Akira Kurosawa, Yasha by Yasuo Furuhata, The Family Game by Yoshimitsu Morita, Once a Rain Day by Hideo Onchi, Submersion of Japan by Shiro Moritani, Snow Trail by Senkichi Taniguchi, The Crazy Family by Sogo Ishii, The Phoenix by Kon Ichikawa, Ino and Mon by Sotoji Kimura

Retrospective of Yasuzo Masumura
Dates: January 18 to March 24, 2011
Venues: Italy / Rome
The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome
Films Screened: 18 films directed by Yasuzo Masumura including Warm Current, The Precipice, A Wife Confesses, Dr. Hanaoka’s Wife, and The Blind Beast


Japanese Film Festival “Hiroshima”
Dates: March 7 to 10, 2011
Venues: Kuwait
Kuwait National Cinema Company Theater, Kuwait University
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Kuwait
Films Screened: Children of Hiroshima by Kaneto Shindo, Black Rain by Shohei Imamura, Yunagi City, Sakura Country by Kiyoshi Sasabe, The Face of Jizo by Kazuo Kuroki, Barefoot Gen 1 by Mamoru Masaki


Akira Kurosawa Retrospective
Dates: February 28, and March 1, 2, 2011
Venues: Slovak Republic / Bratislava
Mladost Cinema
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Slovak Republic
Films Screened: 7 films directed by Akira Kurosawa including Drunken Angel, Stray Dog, Doomed, High and Low, and Red Beard


8th Ankara Japanese Film Festival and Touring Film Festival
Dates: March 11 to 13, 2011
Venues: Turkey / Ankara
Sinema Bati
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Turkey
Films Screened: 13 films including I JUST DIDN'T DO IT by Masayuki Suo, 5 Centimeters per Second by Makoto Shinkai, Feel the Wind by Sumio Omori, VILLON'S WIFE by Kichitaro Negishi, Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa, and Tokyo Tower by Joji Matsuoka


7th Japanese Film Festival in Istanbul
Dates: March 3 to 6, 2011
Venues: Turkey / Istanbul
Levent cultural center in Beşiktaş district
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Consulate-General of Japan in Istanbul
Films Screened: 13 films including I JUST DIDN'T DO IT by Masayuki Suo, 5 Centimeters per Second by Makoto Shinkai, Feel the Wind by Sumio Omori, VILLON'S WIFE by Kichitaro Negishi, Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa, and Tokyo Tower by Joji Matsuoka

 

Japanese Film Festival in Zambia
Dates: March 15 to 17, 2011
Venues: Zambia / Lusaka
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Zambia
Films Screened: SHANGRI-LA (JAPAN GOES BANKRUPT) by Takashi Miike, OUT OF THIS WORLD by Junji Sakamoto, CHIBI MARUKO-CHAN by Tsutomu Shibayama

 

Akira Kurosawa Film Festival – Centennial Retrospective
Dates: March 10 to 20, 2011
Venues: Malaysia / Kuala Lumpur
ASWARA Dewan Kuliah Utama
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur
Films Screened: 25 titles including “Seven Samurai”, “Yojimbo”, “Sanshiro Sugata”, “High and Low”, “Red Beard” and “The Throne of Blood”

La Sangre Caliente de Japon: Ciclo de Cine Yakuza
Dates: March 17 to 27, 2011
Venues: Spain / Madrid
Circulo de Bellas Artes de Madrid
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Madrid
Films Screened: By a Man's Face Shall You Know Him, Fightin' Tatsu the Rickshaw Man, Red Peony Finds a Daughter, Red Peony Gambles Her Life, Requiem for a Massacre, and Blood of Revenge by Tai KATO, Graveyard of Honor and Wolves, and Pigs Men by Kinji FUKASAKU, Bloody Spear at Mt.Fuji, Hishakaku and Kiratsune -a tale of two yakuza-, and Yoshiwara The Pleasure Quarters by Tomu UCHIDA, Japanese Yakuza and Duel in Takadanobaba by Masahiro MAKINO, SHABU by Tatsuoki HOSONO
Daisatsujin (The Great Killing) by Eiichi KUDO, Street of Violence (The Pen Never Lies) by Satsuo YAMAMOTO

Japan-Korea Film Festival
Dates: March 10 to 16, 2011
Venues: Korea / Seoul
Arthouse Momo
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Seoul
Films Screened: Films of Japan-Korea collaboration or those focusing on Japan-Korea relationship, including All under the Moon

Nagisa Oshima Retrospective
Dates: March 11 to 20, 2011
Venues: Mexico / Mexico City
Cineteca Nacional
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Cineteca Nacional
Films Screened: Street of Love and Hope, Sing a Song of Sex, Naked Youth, The Sun's Burial, Japanese Night and Fog, Yunbogi’s Diary, Sinner in Paradise, Boy, The Ceremony, Diary of A Shinjuku Thief by Nagisa Oshima

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