Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in February 2015

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

Asia and Oceania

Japanese Film Screenings (India)
Dates: February 20-21
Venues: Kolkata/India
Birla Academy of Art Culture
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Consulate-General of Japan in Kolkata
Films Screened: Fly, Dakota, Fly! by Seiji Aburatani, Casting Blossoms to the Sky by Nobuhiko Obayashi, Reunion by Ryoichi Kimizuka, etc.
Japanese Film Festival 2015(Thailand)
Dates: January 30 – February 21
Venues: Bangkok, Chiang Mai/Thailand
Paragon Cineplex, Siam Paragon ( Bangkok)
Major Cineplex, Central Festival (Chiang Mai)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation(Bangkok), Consulate-General of Japan in Chiang Mai, Paragon Cineplex, Major Cineplex Central Festival Chiang Mai
Films Screened: 15 Japanese films including The Kirishima Thing by Daihachi Yoshida, A Story of Yonosuke by Shuichi Okita.
Yamato Anime Story(Taiwan)
Dates: February 1 – 15
Venues: Kaosiung/Taiwan
Kaos iung Film Archive
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, International Association Japan (Kaohsiung Office), Kaohsiung Film Archive
Films Screened: 6 Japanese animation films including Planzet by Jun Awazu, Komaneko -The Curious Cat- by Tsuneo Goda

Europe

Japanese Film Screening (Italy)
Dates: February 5-13
Venues: Rome/Italy
The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: 5 Toho films including Hospitality Department by Yoshishige Miyake, Platinum Data by Keishi Otomo
Ko Nakahira Retrospective (Germany)
Dates: January 1 - May 31
Venues: Nuernberg, Fuerth, Munich, Duesseldorf/Germany
Filmhaus (Nuernberg), Kino Uferpalast (Fuerth), Werkstattkino (Munich), Filmmuseum (Duesseldorf)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: 24 films by Ko Nakahira including Juvenile Jungle and Only on Mondays
36 Directors (Spain)
Dates: February 3-19
Venues: Madrid/Spain
Filmoteca Espanola
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: Seven Weeks by Nobuhiko Obayashi, Will to Live by Kaneto Shindo, etc.
Japanese Film Screening (Sweden)
Dates: February 4-8
Venues: Stockholm/Sweden
Svenska Filminstitutet
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Sweden
Films Screened: Hospitalité by Koji Fukada, Kyoto Elegy by Kiki Sugino, etc.
Koji Yakusho Retrospective (Switzerland)
Dates: February 16-March 31
Venues: Zuerich/Switzerland
Filmpodium
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Switzerland
Films Screened: 13 films including Toad’s Oil by Koji Yakusho, Cure by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Shall we dance? by Masayuki Suo, Dora-Heita by Kon Ichikawa, etc.
The Japan Foundation Touring Film Program: Japanese Cinema and Encounters (UK)
Dates: January 30 - March 26
Venues: Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Dundee, Edinburgh, Kendal, London, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Nottingham, Sheffield/UK
Queen's Film Theatre (Belfast), MAC Birmingham (Birmingham), Watershed (Bristol), QUAD (Derby), Dundee Contemporary Arts (Dundee), Filmhouse (Edinburgh), Brewery Arts Centre (Kendal), ICA (London), Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle Upon Tyne), Broadway (Nottingham), Showroom (Sheffield)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: 13 Films including Wood Job ! by Shinobu Yaguchi, Bolt from the Blue by Gekidan Hitori, The Light Shines Only There by Mipo O, Scattered Clouds by Mikio Naruse, Carmen from Kawachi by Seijun Suzuki
Japanese Film Screening (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Dates: February
Venues: Sarajevo/Bosnia and Herzegovina
Meeting Point
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, The Embassy of Japan in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Films Screened: 7 films including About the Pink Sky by Keiichi Kobayashi, A Story of Yonosuke by Shuichi Okita
Japanese Film Festival (Lithuania)
Dates: February 6 – 12
Venues: Vilnius/Lithuania
Forum Cinemas Vingis
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, The Embassy of Japan in Lithuania, Forum Cinema
Films Screened: 7 films by Kihachi Okamoto including Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo , Oh , My Bomb !, All About Marriage
Japanese Film Screening (Latvia)
Dates: February 26- March 1
Venues: Riga/Latvia
Cinema K.Suns
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, The Embassy of Japan in Latvia
Films Screened: 7 films including A Laughing Frog by Hideyuki Hirayama, Blue Spring by Toshiaki Toyoda

Middle East & Africa

Japanese Film Screening (Israel)
Dates: February 4 - 18
Venues: Jerusalem, Haifa, Tel Aviv,  Sderot, Holon /Israel
Haifa Cinematheque (Haifa), Tel Aviv Cinematheque (Tel Aviv), Sderot Cinematheque (Sderot), Holon Cinematheque Holon)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, The Embassy of Japan in Israel
Films Screened: 6 films including Ley Lines by Takashi Miike, The Iron Fistby Junji Sakamoto, Wild Lif e by Shinji Aoyama
Japanese Film Screening (Iran)
Dates: February
Venues: Tehran/Iran
Japanese Embassy of Japan in Iran
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Japanese Embassy of Japan in Iran
Films Screened: 3 Japanese films including Miyori in the Sacred Forest by Nizo Yamamoto
Japanese Film Screening (Turkey)
Dates: February 4 - 14
Venues: Istanbul, Ankara/Turkey
Akbank Sanat (Istanbul)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, The Embassy of Japan In Turkey, Consulate General of Japan in IstanbulConsulate-General of Japan in Istanbul Consulate-General of Japan in Istanbul
Films Screened: 6 films including Miyori in the Sacred Forest by Nizo Yamamoto
Japanese Film Screening (Egypt)
Dates: February 15 - 19
Venues: Cairo /Egypt
Artistic Creative Centre
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: 7 films including Kamome Diner by Naoko Ogigami, Feel the Wind by Sumio Omori and Colorful by Keiichi Hara
Japanese Film Screening (Kuwait)
Dates: February 9 - 10
Venues: Kuwait City/Kuwait
Cinescape Laila (Kuwait National Cinema Company)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Japanese Embassy in Kuwait
Films Screened: 5 diverse animation films including Planzet by Jun Awazu, Science Ninja Team Gatchaman by Hisayuki Toriumi
Japanese Film Screening (Uganda)
Dates: February 6 - 8
Venues: Kampala /Uganda
Cine Complex in the Oasis Mall
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Uganda
Films Screened: Japanese film screening including Miyori in the Sacred Forest by Nizo Yamamoto

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