Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in March 2014

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

 

 

Asia and Oceania

Japanese Film Festival 2014 (Thailand)
Dates: February 20 – March 2
Venues: Thailand/Bangkok, Chiang Mai
Lido Siam Square (Bangkok), Major Cineplex (Chiang Mai)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: Perspektivenbox - Researcher's Search, Imagination, Kid's Castle, Your Choice!, A House, The Sandwiches by Koji Yamamura, Colorful by Keiichi Hara, etc.
Samurai Film Screening (India)
Dates: March 5 - 7 (Chennai), March 7 - 14 (New Delhi)
Venues: India/Chennai, New Delhi
Devi Sreedevi Preview Theatre (Chennai), The Japan Foundation, New Delhi (New Delhi)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: Jidaigeki films including Gate of Hell by Teinosuke Kinugasa, Benten Boy by Daisuke Ito and Fight, Zatoichi Fight! by Kenji Misumi
6 films in Chennai and 14 films in New Delhi

The Americas

A Tribute to Donald Richie (USA)
Dates: October 18 – March 29
Venues: USA/New York
Japan Society
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Japan Society
Films Screened: Profound Desire of the Gods by Shohei Imamura, Chase by Yoshitaro Nomura, The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches on by Kazuo Hara, etc.
JAPANEMA (USA)
Dates: March 26
Venues: USA/Los Angeles
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: The Garden of Words, 5 Centimeters per Second by Makoto Shinkai
Japanese Film Festival (Costa Rica)
Dates: February 6 – March 8
Venues: Costa Rica/San Ramon
Museo Regional de San Ramón
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Costa Rica
Films Screened: MENTAL by Kazuhiro Soda, ALWAYS: Sunset on Third Street 3 by Takashi Yamazaki, The Voices of a Distant Star, Children Who Chase Lost Voices by Makoto Shinkai, etc.
Nagisa OSHIMA Retrospective (Peru)
Dates: March 17 – 26
Venues: Peru/Lima
Centro Cultural Peruano Japones, Pontifical Catholic University
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Peru
Films Screened: 7 films by Nagisa Oshima: A Town of Love and Hope, The Sun's Burial, Three Resurrected Drunkards, Diary of a Shinjuku Thief, Boy, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, Gohatto (Taboo)
"Japanese literature" Retrospective (Uruguay)
Dates: March 20 - 27
Venues: Uruguay/Montevideo
Cinemateca Uruguaya
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Uruguay
Films Screened: 5 films including Marks by Yoichi Sai, The Sting of Death by Kohei Oguri, The Ivory Tower, Annular Eclipse by Satsuo Yamamoto, The Unbroken by Setsuo Wakamatsu

Europe

Kenji Mizoguchi and Kinuyo Tanaka Retrospective (Austria)
Date: February 7 – March 5
Venues: Austria/Vienna
Austrian Film Museum
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Austria, Austrian Film Museum
Films Screened: 18 films by Kenji Mizoguchi including Ugetsu and Crucified Lovers, and 7 films by Kinuyo Tanaka including The Eternal Breasts and Love Letter
The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme: East Side Stories (UK)
Dates: January 31 – March 27
Venues: UK/Belfast, Bristol, Dundee, Edinburgh, London, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nottingham, Sheffield
Queen's Film Theatre (Belfast), Watershed (Bristol), Dundee Contemporary Arts (Dundee), Filmhouse (Edinburgh), ICA (London), Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle upon Tyne), Broadway (Nottingham), Showroom Cinema (Sheffield)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: 11 films including Colorful by Keiichi Hara, Your Friends by Ryuichi Hiroki, Parade by Isao Yukisada, Shindo (Wonder Child) by Koji Hagiuda and 18 Who Cause a Storm by Yoshishige Yoshida
Daiei Retrospective (France)
Dates: January 8 – March 29
Venues: France/Paris
Maison de la culture du Japon a Paris
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: 39 films of Daiei Studios including Gate of Hell by Teinosuke Kinugasa, The Tale of Genji by Kozaburo Yoshimura, Conflagration by Kon Ichikawa, Nakano Spy School by Yasuzo Masumura and The Ivory Tower by Satsuo Yamamoto
Kiyoshi Kurosawa Retrospective (Portugal)
Dates: March 24 - 31
Venues: Portugal/Lisbon
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Portugal
Films Screened: 5 films by Kiyoshi Kurosawa: Eyes of the Spider, Serpent’s Path, Pulse, License to Live, Cure
36 Great Directors of Japanese Cinema Vol. 2 & 3 (Spain)
Dates: February 14- April 27
Venues: Spain/Madrid, Barcelona
Filmoteca Espanola, Filmoteca de Catalunya
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: 12 films including Sansho Dayu by Kenji Mizoguchi, The Ballad of Narayama by Shohei Imamura and The Ballad of Narayama by Keisuke Kinoshita
Touring Japanese Film Festival in East Europe (Macedonia)
Dates: March 14 -20
Venues: Macedonia/Skopje
Cinematheque of Macedonia
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Austria
Films Screened: Japanese Film screening under the theme of "Secret of Japanese Technology :Ninja, Transformation, Team Work": Seven films including A Band of Assassins (Satsuo Yamamoto), Yukinojo (Kon Ichikawa), Samurai Spy (Masahiro Shinoda), CYBORG 009 (Masayuki Akehi)
Japanese Film Festival (Kyrgyz)
Dates: March 25 - 27
Venues: Kyrgyz/Bishkek
October Theater
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in the Kyrgyz Republic
Films Screened: The Eel by Shohei Imamura, A Class to Remember II by Yoji Yamada, Gamera: Guardian of the Universe by Shusuke Kaneko, A Brief Message from the Heart by Shinichiro Sawai, August in the Water by Gakuryu (Sogo) Ishii

Middle East and Africa

Japanese Film Screening (Turkey)
Dates: February 26 – March 1
Venues: Turkey/Ankara
Goethe-Institut Ankara
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Turkey
Films Screened: Miyori in the Sacred Forest (Fumi Yamamoto), 5 Centimeters per Second (Makoto Shinkai), The Place Promised in Our Early Days (Makoto Shinkai)
Japanese Film Screening (Egypt)
Dates: February 27 - March 6
Venues: Egypt/Cairo
Artistic Creative Center, Hadara Cinema Centre (Cairo Opera House)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: 12 films including Half a Confession by Kiyoshi Sasabe, Rebirth by Izuru Narushima, Star Watching Dog by Tomoyuki Takimoto
Japanese Film Screening (Nigeria)
Dates: March 14 - 15
Venues: Nigeria/Abuja
Cyprian Ekwensi Centre for Arts and Culture
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: Miyori in the Sacred Forest (Fumi Yamamoto), 5 Centimeters per Second (Makoto Shinkai), The Place Promised in Our Early Days (Makoto Shinkai)

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