Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in October, 2012

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.

Organized

Touring Japanese Film Festival in Eastern Europe (Croatia)
Dates: October 1 to October 9, 2012 (Excluding October 8)
Venues: Croatia/Zagreb
Tuskanac Film Theater
Presented by: Embassy of Japan in Croatia, The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: Eight Titles including Woman in the Mist, The Young Women of Izu and Tale of Genji

 

Touring Japanese Film Festival in Eastern Europe (Poland)
Dates: October 26 to October 29, 2012
Venues: Poland/Warsaw
“Shifit” Cultural Center
Presented by: Embassy of Japan in Poland, The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: Eight Titles including Woman in the Mist, The Young Women of Izu and Tale of Genji

Haifa International Film Festival: Kaneto Shindo Retrospective (Israel)
Dates: September 29 to October 8
Venues: Israel/Haifa
Haifa Cinematheque, Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art
Presented by: Haifa International Film Festival, Embassy of Japan in Israel, The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: Children of Hiroshima, The Life of Chikuzan, Onibaba

Nikkatsu 100th Anniversary & Suzuki Seijun Retrospective (Korea)
Dates: September 16 to the end of December, 2012
Venues: Korea/Seoul, Busan
Seoul Art Cinema, Korean Film Archive, Busan Cinema Center
Presented by: Seoul Art Cinema, Korean Film Archive, Busan Cinema Center, The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: 30 titles including Branded to Kill, Youth of the Beast, Tokyo Nagaremono by Seijun Suzuki, and 9 Nikkatsu masterpieces including Alone Across the Pacific by Kon Ichikawa, I hate but love by Koreyoshi Kurahara

Tomu Uchida Retrospective (Russia)
Dates: September 24 to September 30, 2012
Venues: Russia/Moscow
Central House of Artists
Presented by: Museum of Cinema, The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: A Hole of My Own Making, Bloody Spear at Mt.Fuji, Daibosatsutoge Killer Pass Ⅰ-Ⅲ, Yoshiwara The Pleasure Quarters, Kiga Kaikyo-The Straits of Hunger, The Hishakaku and Kiratsune -a Tale of two yakuza-

 

Land Scape of Japanese Cinema, 150 Films for the 15th Anniversary of the Japan Cultural Institute in Paris (Part 2) (France)
Dates: September 5 to December 11, 2012
Venues: France/Paris
The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: 80 films by themes such as “Chusingura”, “Comedy”, “Society”, “Nostalgy” and “Retrospective of Ko Nakahira”

 

Japanese Film Festival (Ethiopia)
Dates: October 15 to October 28, 2012 (Sheduled)
Venues: Ethiopia/Addis Ababa/Mekele
Italian Culture Centre, Addis Ababa University Hall
Films Screened: Haru’s Journey, WANKO-The Story of Me, My Family and My Dog, Hotel Hibiscuss, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

 

19th Japanese Film Festival (South Africa)
Dates: October 19 to November 4, 2012
Venues: South Africa/Pretoria, Cape Town, Johannesburg
Cinema Nouveau Brooklyn Mall (Pretoria), Cinema Nouveau V&A Waterfront Mall (Cape Town), Cinema Nouveau Rosebank Mall (Johannesburg)
Presented by: Embassy of Japan in South Africa
Films Screened: Abacus And Sword by Yoshimitsu Morita, ALWAYS -Sunset on Third Street- by Takashi Yamazaki, 5 Centimeters per Second by Makoto Shinkai, One Million Yen Girl by Yuki Tanada, Shodo Girls!! by Ryuichi Inomata

 

Fukuoka-Kyushu Film Festival (India)
Dates: October 16 to November 2, 2012
Venues: India/New Delhi
India National Centre, The Japan Foundation, New Delhi
Presented by: Embassy of Japan in India, The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: I wish by Hirokazu Kore-eda, Megane by Naoko Ogigami, Sad Vacation by Shinji Aoyama, Tokyo Tower by Joji Matsuoka

 

Daiei Retrospective (Spain)
Dates: October 2 to December, 2012
Venues: Spain/Madrid, Barcelona, Zaragoza
Filmoteca Española (Madrid), Filmoteca de Catalunya (Barcelona), Aragon Film Center (Zaragoza)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: 22 titles including Gate of Hell, Crammed Streetcar and Clothes of Deception by Daiei Studios

 

Keisuke Kinoshita Retrospective (Germany)
Dates: October 8 to December 22, 2012
Venues: Germany/Cologne
The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: 18 titles including Twelve Pairs of Eyes, Ballad of Narayama and Fuefuki River by Keisuke Kinoshita

 

Special Screenings of Japanese Animation (Sweden)
Dates: September 25 to October 27, 2012
Venues: Sweden/ Stockholm, Malmö, Gothenburg
Victor Hall (Stockholm), Biograf Spegln (Malmö), Bio Capitol (Gothenburg)
Presented by: Embassy of Japan in Sweden, The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: AKIRA by Katsuhiro Otomo, Colorful by Keiichi Hara, Little Norse Prince Valiant by Isao Takahata

 

Touring Japanese Film Festival in Canada (Canada)
Dates: September 16 to December 10, 2012
Venues: Canada/Victoria, Vancouver, Kamloops, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Ottawa, Montreal, Sackville, Hamilton, Kingston, Toronto
Vic Theatre, Pacific Cinematheque, Vogue Cinema, Queen’s University, Bloor Cinema
Presented by: Embassy of Japan in Canada, Consulate-General of Japan in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal, The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: HAPPY FLIGHT by Shinobu Yaguchi, SOMEDAY by Junji Sakamoto, VILLON'S WIFE by Kichitaro Negishi, Feel the Wind by Sumio Omori, 5 Centimeters per Second by Makoto Sinkai, The place Promised in Our Early Days by Makoto Shinkai

 

Touring Japanese Film Festival at Southern American Universities (USA)
Dates: September to December, 2012
Venues: USA
Duke University, University of Mississippi, University of Oklahoma, University of Virginia, University of Florida, University of Texas, Austin
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: A STRANGER OF MINE by Kenji Uchida, DOG IN A SIDECAR by Kichitaro Negishi, HANGING GARDEN by Toshiaki Toyota, The Matsugane Potshot Affair by Nobuhiro Yamashita

 

Kenji Misumi Retrospective (USA)
Dates: October 5 to November 9, 2012
Venues: USA/ New York, Wisconsin
Museum of the Moving Image(NY), UW Cinemathequ (Wisconsin)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: Yotsuya Kwaidan, The Life and Times of Ichi the Masseur, Kiru, Ken, Fight, Zato-Ichi, Fight! River of Tears, On the Road Forever by Kenji Misumi

 

Japanese Film Festival 2012 (Micronesia)
Dates: October 23 to October 27, 2012
Venues: Micronesia/Kolonia
Pohnpei Center Cinemas
Presented by: Embassy of Japan in Micronesia, The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: KAMUI by Yoichi Sai, A SCENE AT THE SEA by Takeshi Kitano, Mai Mai Miracle by Sunao Katabuch and others

 

Power of Nippon (Fiji)
Dates: October 24 to October 26, 2012
Venues: Fiji / Suva
Village6
Presented by: Embassy of Japan in Fiji, The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: THE SUMMIT A CHRONICLE OF STONES by Daisaku Kimura, CASTLE UNDER FIERY SKIES by Mitsutoshi Tanaka and others

 

The 6th Japanese Film Week (Mongolia)
Dates: October 17 to October 21, 2012
Venues: Mongolia/Ulan Bator
Urgoo Cinema 2
Presented by: Embassy of Japan in Mongolia, The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: Kamikaze Girls by Tetsuya Nakashima, The Chef of South Polar by Shuichi Okita, CAMPAIGN by Kazuhiro Souda, SWORD OF DESPERATION by Hideyuki Hirayama, REBIRTH by Izuru Narushima

 

Japanese Film Festival: Comedy 2012 -Various Styles of Laugh and Smile-
Dates: October 25 to November 21, 2012
Venues: Vietnam/Hanoi, Phan Thiet, HCMC
Cinematheèque (Hanoi), Bin Thuan Film Center (Phan Thiet), BHD Cinema (HCMC)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: Permanent Nobara by Daihachi Yoshida, The Chef of South Polar by Shuichi Okita, DOUBLE TROUBLE by Joji Matsuoka, Summer Days With Coo by Keiichi Hara, MIND GAME by Masaaki Yuasa, Hush! by Ryosuke Hashiguchi and ohters

 

Crazy Thunder Road Screening at Kaohsiung Film Festival
Dates: October 19 to November 4, 2012
Venues: Taiwan/Kaohsiung
Kaohsiung Film Archive
Presented by: Kaohsiung Office, Interchange Association (JAPAN), Kaohsiung Film Archive, The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: Crazy Thunder Road by Sogo Ishii

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