Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in March 2015

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

Asia and Oceania

The Unseen Documentaries: Shinsuke Ogawa (India)
Dates: March 2 - 3
Venue: New Delhi/India
The Japan Foundation, New Delhi
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Provided by JF: 4 documentary films by Shinsuke Ogawa including Song of The Humans and A Japanese Village -Furuyashikimura-
More Info: The Japan Foundation, New Delhi
New Japanese Cinema: After the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011 (India)
Dates: March 9 - 14
Venue: New Delhi/India
The Japan Foundation, New Delhi
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Provided by JF: 12 films including The God of Ramen by Takashi Innami, Casting Blossoms to the Sky by Nobuhiko Obayashi, FLY, DAKOTA, FLY! by Seiji Aburatani.
More Info: The Japan Foundation, New Delhi

The Americas

Japanese Anime Festival (Costa Rica)
Dates: March 26 - 30
Venue: San Jose/Costa Rica
Cine Magaly
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Costa Rica
Films Provided by JF: 9 films including Science Ninja Team Gatchaman: The Movie (1978) by Hisayuki Toriumi, Planzet by Jun Awazu, Hide and Seek by Shuhei Morita, SOS! TOKYO METRO EXPLORERS: THE NEXT by Shinji Takagi, Komaneko –The Curious Cat by Tsuneo Goda
More Info: Embassy of Japan in Costa Rica [in Spanish]
Seijun Suzuki Retrospective (Argentina)
Dates: March 18 - April 5
Venue: Buenos Aires/Argentina
Teatro Municipal General San Martin
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Argentina
Films Provided by JF: 15 films by Seijun Suzuki including Branded to Kill , The Tokyo Wanderer and Tattooed Life
More Info: Complejo Teatral de Buenos Aires [in Spanish]

Europe

New Japanese Cinema&Ken Takakura Mini Retrospective (Italy)
Dates: February 2 - March 6
Venue: Rome/Italy
The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome (The Japan Foundation)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Provided by JF: 10 films including DEAREST by Yasuo Furuhata, HOSPITALITY DEPARTMENT by Yoshishige Miyake, PLATINUM DATA by Keishi Otomo
More Info: The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome (The Japan Foundation) [in Italian]
Japanese Animation Festival (Greece)
Dates: February 26 - March 1
Venue: Athens/Greece
Greek Film Archive
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Greece
Films Provided by JF: 7 films including Science Ninja Team Gatchaman: The Movie (1978) by Hisayuki Toriumi, Planzet by Jun Awazu, Hide and Seek by Shuhei Morita, SOS! Tokyo Metro Explorers: THE Next by Shinji Takagi, Komaneko -The Curious Cat by Tsuneo Goda
More Info: Embassy of Japan in Greece [in Greek]
Koji Yakusho Retrospective (Switzerland)
Dates: February 16-March 31
Venue: Zuerich/Switzerland
Filmpodium
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Switzerland
Films Provided by JF: Cure by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, THE LAST RONIN by Shigemichi Sugita
More Info: Embassy of Japan in Switzerland [in German]
Kihachi Okamoto Retrospective (Germany)
Dates: January 5 - May 31
Venues: Cologne/Germany
The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne (The Japan Foundation)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Provided by JF: 27 films by Kihachi Okamoto including All about Marriage and The Elegant Life of Mr. Everyman.
More Info: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne (The Japan Foundation) [in German]
Ko Nakahira Retrospective Tour (Germany)
Dates: January 1 - March 27
Venues: Nuernberg, Munich, Hannover/Germany
Filmhaus (Nuernberg), Kino im Sprengel (Hannover), Werkstattkino (Munich)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Provided by JF: 11 films by Ko Nakahira including Juvenile Jungle and Only on Mondays
Japanese Comedy Films (Portugal)
Dates: March 2 - 13
Venue: Lisbon/Portugal
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Portugal
Films Provided by JF: 5 films including Happy Flight by Shinobu Yaguchi, Hospitalité by Koji Fukada, Megane by Naoko Ogigami.
More Info: Cinemateca Portuguesa [in Portuguese]
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 Provided by JF: Scattered Clouds by Mikio Naruse, Carmen from Kawachi by Seijun Suzuki, RAINBOW KIDS by Kihachi Okamoto
More Info: The Japan Foundation, London
Eiga-Sai (Czech Republic)
Dates: March 5 - 31
Venues: Prague, Brno, Plzen/Czech Republic
Kino Lucerna (Prague), Kino Scala (Brno), Kino Beseda (Plzen)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Czech Republic, Cesko-japonska spolecnost
Films Provided by JF: 6 films including Welcome Home, HAYABUSA by Katsuhide Motoki, TENCHI: The Samurai Astronomer by Yojiro Takita.
More Info: EIGA-SAI 2015 [in Czech]
Japanese Film Festival (Latvia)
Dates: February 26 - March 1
Venue: Riga/Latvia
Cinema K.Suns
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Latvia
Films Provided by JF: 8 films including A Laughing Frog by Hideyuki Hirayama, Blue Spring by Toshiaki Toyoda
More Info: Embassy of Japan in Latvia [in Latvian]

Middle East & Africa

Japanese Film Screening (Israel)
Dates: February 3 – April
Venues: Jerusalem, Haifa, Tel Aviv, Sderot, Herzliya/Israel
Jerusalem Cinematheque (Jerusalem), Haifa Cinematheque (Haifa),
Tel Aviv Cinematheque (Tel Aviv), Sderot Cinematheque (Sderot),
Herzliya Cinematheque (Herzliya)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Israel
Films Provided by JF: 8 films including Shangri-La (Japan Goes Bankrupt)by Takashi Miike, The Iron Fist by Junji Sakamoto, Sad Vacation by Shinji Aoyama
Japanese Film Week 2015 (Egypt)
Dates: March 9 - 11
Venue: Cairo /Egypt
Artistic Creative Centre
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Provided by JF: 7 films including Kamome Diner by Naoko Ogigami, Feel the Wind by Sumio Omori and Colorful by Keiichi Hara
More Info: The Japan Foundation, Cairo

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