Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in February, 2013

Film Screenings Presented by Embassies of Japan Overseas and The Japan Foundation

 

Asia

Japanese Film Festival (Thailand)
Dates: February 13 - 24
Venues:

Thailand/Bangkok, Chiang Mai
Terminal21(Bangkok), Major Cineplex(Chiang Mai)

Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: Kamome Diner (Naoko Ogigami), The Chef of South Polar(Shuichi Okita), Rinco's Restaurant (Mai Tominaga)

 

Akira Kurosawa Retrospective in International Film Festival of Thrissur (India)
Dates: February 15 - 19
Venues:

India/Thrissur
Thrissur Sree Theatre, Thrissur Town Hall

Presented by: The Japan Foundation, International Film Festival of Thrissur
Films Screened: 5 films of Akira Kurosawa including Sanshiro, The Most Beautiful, and The Hidden Fortress.

 

Akira Kurosawa Retrospective (India)
Dates: February 22 - 25
Venues:

India/Kolkata
Nandan2

Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Consulate General of Japan, Kolkata, Neo Film Foundation, Nandan, Poilan Institute
Films Screened: 10 films of Akira Kurosawa including Ikiru, Seven Samurai, The Throne of Blood.

 

 

Pacific

Japanese Films Screening (Fiji)
Dates:

February

20 - 22

Venues:

Fiji/Suva
Village 6 Cinemas

Presented by:

The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Fiji

Films Screened:

WATERBOYS(Shinobu Yaguchi), The Battery -Future in Our Hands- (Yojiro Takita), Feel the Wind(Sumio Omori)

 

 

America

Art Theater Guild and Japanese Underground Cinema, 1960-1984 (USA)
Dates: December 6 - February 10
Venues:

USA/New York

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Presented by:

The Japan Foundation, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Films Screened:

The Ruined City (Nobuhiko Obayashi), The Inferno of First Love (Susumu Hani), "SHURA -THE 48TH RONIN (Toshio Matsumoto), YUNBOGI'S DIARY (Nagisa Oshima), Silence Has No Wings (Kazuo Kuroki)and others

This is a part of the commemorative project to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Japan Foundation's establishment.

 

RITUALS IN THE AVAN-GARDE: FILM EXPERIMENTS IN 1960-70s JAPAN (USA)
Dates: February 20 - 26
Venues:

USA/NY
Anthology Film Archives

Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Anthology Film Archives
Films Screened:

Narita: Heta Village (Shinsuke Ogawa), MINAMATA: The Victims and Their World (Noriaki Tsuchimoto) and others

 

Kenji Misumi Retrospective (Costa Rica)
Dates: February 27 - March 5
Venues:

Costa Rica/ San José
Cine Magaly

Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Costa Rica
Films Screened:

Ken, Kiru, On the Road Forever, River of Tears (Namidagawa), Yotsuya Kwaidan by Kenji Misumi.
The Glass Rabbit (Setsuko Shibunichi), COO From Faraway Sea (Tetsuo Imazawa)

 

 

Europe

50 Years of Japanese Cinema. Decades and Cult Directors (Italy)
Dates: January 10 - February 19
Venues:

Italy/Rome
The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome

Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: 15 films of the directors representing each decade from 1960s to 2000s.

 

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme (UK)
Dates: February 1 - March 27
Venues:

UK/London, Nottingham, Sheffield, Birmingham, Bristol,
Edinburgh, Belfast, Newcastle

ICA(London),Broadway(Nottingham),MAC(Birmingham),
Showroom(Sheffield),Watershed(Bristol),Filmhouse(Edinburgh),
Queen’s Film Theatre(Belfast),Tyneside(Newcastle),

Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened:

10 films including Zero Focus (Isshin Inudo), Rebirth (Izuru Narushima), Ninja Kids!!! (Takashi Miike), Mai Mai Miracle
(Sunao Katabuchi)

 

Nikkatsu 100th Anniversary Retrospective (Spain)
Dates: February 1 - May 15
Venues:

Spain/ Barcelona, A Coruña, Bilbao, Madrid, Zaragoza, Valencia

Filmoteca de Catalunya (Barcelona), CGAI (A Coruña), Alhóndiga Zinemateka (Bilbao), Filmoteca Española (Madrid), Filmoteca de Zaragoza, (Zaragoza), Institut Valencià de l'Audiovisual i de la Cinematografia (Valencia)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: 24 titles by Nikkatsu Studios such as Mud and Soldiers (Tomotaka Tasaka), and Juvenile Jungle (Ko Nakahira),Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate (Yuzo Kawashima), and Pigs and Battleships (Shohei Imamura)

 

Seijun Suzuki Retrospective (Germany)
Dates: January 14 - June 6
Venues:

Germany/Cologne
The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne

Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: 57 films of Seijun Suzuki including Habour Toast: Victory in My Hands and Satan's Town

 

Touring Japanese Film Festival in East Europe (Lithuania)
Dates: February 1 - 7
Venues:

Lithuania/ Vilnius
Forum Cinema Vingis

Presented by: Embassy of Japan in Lithuania, The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: 7 titles including Woman in the Mist, The Young Women of Izu by Heinosuke Gosho and Tale of Genji by Kozaburo Yoshimura

 

Touring Japanese Film Festival in East Europe (Greece)
Dates: February 14 - 27
Venues:

Greece/ Athens, Thessaloniki
Michael Cacoyannis Foundation (Athens), Olympion (Thessaloniki)

Presented by: Embassy of Japan in Greece, The Japan Foundation,Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival
Films Screened: 11 titles including Woman in the Mist by Heinosuke Gosho and Tale of Genji by Kozaburo Yoshimura

 

 

Middle East · Africa

Japanese Film Festival (Turkey)
Dates: February 27 - March 2
Venues:

Turkey/Ankara
Goethe Institut

Presented by: Embassy of Japan in Turkey, The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: In His Chart (Yoshihiro Fukagawa), Peak (Osamu Katayama), Railways (Yoshinari Nishikiori)

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