Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in October 2015

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

Asia and Oceania

The Best of Japanese cinema – 50th anniversary of the Normalization of diplomatic relations between Japan and Korea (South Korea)
Dates: October 1 - 31
Venues: Seoul, Busan/South Korea
Korean Film Archive, Busan Cinema Center
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Korean Film Archive, Busan International Film Festival, Busan Cinema Center
Films Provided by JF: 18 films including Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa, The Sun's Burial by Nagisa Oshima, Bright Future by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Japan Film Festival 2015: Colors of Love (Vietnam)
Dates: October 9 - November 14
Venues: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang/Vietnam
National Cinema Center, Dong Da Cinema, Le Do Cinema
Presented by: The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, Consulate General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City
Films Provided by JF: 5 films including My Pretend Girlfriend by Saiji Yakumo and Be Sure to Share by Sion Sono
More Info: The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
Japanese Film Festival in Sri Lanka: Japanese food culture seen from movies (Sri Lanka)
Dates: October 23 - 25
Venue: Colombo/Sri Lanka
National Film Corporation Of Sri Lanka
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka, National Youth Services Council (NYSC), National Film Corporation Of Sri Lanka (NFC)
Films Provided by JF: A Tale of Samurai Cooking - A True Love Story by Yuzo Asahara, Mourning Recipe by Yuki Tanada, Ramen Samurai by Naoki Segi, The God of Ramen by Takashi Innami
Japanese Film Festival 2015 - Classic Program (Australia)
Dates: October 3 - 25
Venue: Sydney/Australia
Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of NSW
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Provided by JF: Crammed Streetcar, ODD OBSESSION, HAKAI (The Outcast), and THE MAKIOKA SISTERS by Kon Ichikawa
Japan Film Festival (New Zealand)
Dates: October 5 - 8
Venue: Christchurch/New Zealand
HOYTS Northlands (Cinema 4)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Consular Office of Japan in Christchurch, JET-Alumni Association South Island, Monbukagakusho Scholarship-Alumni Association
Films Provided by JF: WOOD JOB! by Shinobu Yaguchi, The God of Ramen by Takashi Innami
Japanese Film Festival 2015 (New Zealand)
Dates: October 13 - 17
Venues: Wellington/New Zealand
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Paramount Wellington
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in New Zealand
Films Provided by JF: WOOD JOB! by Shinobu Yaguchi, Lady Maiko by Masayuki Suo

The Americas

Japanese Film Festival (Canada)
Dates: September 2 – November 7
Venues: Ottawa, Edmonton, Banff, Whitehorse, Prince George, Fredericton, Montreal, etc./Canada
Embassy of Japan in Canada, Metro Cinema, Lux Cinema Banff, The Old Fire Hall Yukon Arts Centre, Prince George Playhouse, University of New Brunswick, Cinéma du Parc, etc.
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Provided by JF: 7 films including WOOD JOB! by Shinobu Yaguchi, Tug of war! by Nobuo Mizuta, and Leaving on the 15th Spring by Yasuhiro Yoshida
Touring Japanese Film Festival at Midwestern American Universities (USA)
Dates: September 8 – November 5
Venues: Omaha (NE), East Lansing (MI), Lawrence (KS), Elizabethtown (PA), Middlebury (VT)/USA
Creighton University, Michigan State University, The University of Kansas, Elizabethtown College, Middlebury College
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Provided by JF: CAMPAIGN by Kazuhiro Soda, Children of the Woods by Masaki Haramura
Seijun Suzuki Retrospective (USA, Canada)
Dates: October 9 – April 16
Venues: Washington D.C., Austin (TX), New York (NY), Nashville (TN), Chicago (IL), Minneapolis (MN), Los Angeles (CA), Annandale-on-Hudson (NY), Philadelphia (PA), etc./USA
Toronto, Vancouver/Canada
Meyer Auditorium of Freer and Sackler Galleries, Austin Film Society at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre, Walter Reade Theater, Belcourt Theatre, etc.
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Austin Film Society, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Belcourt Theatre, etc.
Films Provided by JF: 19 films including Kagero-za, Pistol Opera, and Carmen from Kawachi by Seijun Suzuki
Gosyo Heinosuke Retrospective (Argentine)
Dates: October 2 – 14
Venues: Buenos Aires/Argentine
Teatro Municipal General San Martín, Sala Leopoldo Lugones
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Argentine, Teatro Municipal General San Martín, Fundacion Cinemateca Argentina
Films Provided by JF: 12 films including WOMAN OF THE MIST, TWICE ON A CERTAIN NIGHT,and THE ROOSTER CROWS AGAIN by Heinosuke Gosho
5×Kon Ichikawa Festival (Brazil)
Dates: October 1 - 4
Venue: São Paulo/Brazil
Centro Cultural São Paulo
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Consulate-General of Japan in São Paulo, MIS, Centro Cultural São Paulo
Films Provided by JF: The Makioka Sisters, Dora-heita by Kon Ichikawa
Mostra Anime Criativo (Brazil)
Dates: October 6 -12 (Brasilia), October 23 - 25 (Recife)
Venues: Brasilia – DF, Recife/Brazil
Cine Brasilia, Cinema do Museu do Homem do Nordeste
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Brazil, Consulate-General of Japan in Recife, Cinema do Museu do Homem do Nordeste
Films Provided by JF: 5 films including Mind game by Masaaki Yuasa, Princess Arete by Sunao Katabuchi,and After School Midnighters by Hitoshi Takekiyo

Europe

Japanese Film Festival (Belarus)
Dates: October 30 – November 3
Venue: Minsk/Belarus
POBEDA Cinema
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Belarus
Films Provided by JF: The Apology King by Nobuo Mizuta, High Kick Angels by Kazuhiro Yokoyama, DANCING KARATE KID by Tsukasa Kishimoto, KANZABURO the movie by Tsukuru Matsuki
New cycle of Japanese films (Croatia)
Dates: September 28 – October 4
Venue: Zagreb/Croatia
Kino Tuskanac
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Croatia, Kino Tuskanac
Films Provided by JF: 6 films including Planzet, Negadon by Jun Awazu, SOS! TOKYO METRO EXPLORERS: THE NEXT by Shinji Takagi
Japanese film festival (Denmark)
Dates: October 5 - 11
Venue: Tórshavn, Nuuk/Denmark
Nordic House, Katuaq
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Denmark
Films Provided by JF: 5 films including About the Pink Sky by Keiichi Kobayashi, A Story of Yonosuke by Shuichi Okita, Tug of war! by Nobuo Mizuta
Retrospective of Kaneto Shindo (Spain)
Dates: October 1 - 31
Venue: Madrid/Spain
Filmoteca Espanola
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Filmoteca Espanola
Films Provided by JF: 17 films including THE ISLAND, A LAST NOTE, Sakuratai 8.6, Children of Hiroshima, Lucky Dragon No.5
Panorama of Japanese Film (Bulgaria)
Dates: October 6 - 11
Venue: Sofia/Bulgaria
National Academy for theatre and film arts
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Bulgaria
Films Provided by JF: 6 films including Naki on the Monster Island by Takashi Yamazaki and Ryuichi Yagi, Dearest by Yasuo Furuhata, Platinum Data by Keishi Otomo
2nd Japanese Film Festival (Poland)
Dates: October 24 – 28
Venue: Warsaw/Poland
National Film Archive "Iluzjon" Cinema
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Poland, National Film Archive "Iluzjon" Cinema
Films Provided by JF: A Tale of Samurai Cooking - A True Love Story by Yuzo Asahara, Mourning Recipe by Yuki Tanada, Ramen Samurai by Naoki Segi, The God of Ramen by Takashi Innami
Iberanime OPO 2015 (Portugal)
Dates: October 24 – 25
Venue: Porto/Portugal
Pavilhão Multiusos de Gondomar
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Portugal, Manz Production
Films Provided by JF: 6 films including Planzet, Negadon by Jun Awazu, and SOS! TOKYO METRO EXPLORERS: THE NEXT by Shinji Takagi
New cycle of Japanese films (Sweden)
Dates: October 29 – 31
Venue: Stockholm/Sweden
Mauritz
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Sweden
Films Provided by JF: 6 films including Planzet, Negadon by Jun Awazu, and SOS! TOKYO METRO EXPLORERS: THE NEXT by Shinji Takagi

Middle East

Japanese Film Week2015 (Kuwait)
Dates: October 20 – 21
Venue: Kuwait/Kuwait
Cinescape Laila
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Kuwait, Cinescape
Films Provided by JF: 4 films including My Pretend Girlfriend by Saiji Yakumo and Be Sure to Share by Sion Sono

Africa

22nd Japanese Film Festival (South Africa)
Dates: October 1 – 18
Venues: Pretoria, Cape Town, Johannesburg/South Africa
Brooklyn Nouveau, V & A Nouveau, Rosebank Nouveau
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in South Africa, Ster -Kinekor
Films Provided by JF: 5 films including The Kirishima Thing by Daihachi Yoshida, My Little Sweet Pea by Keisuke Yoshida, and WOOD JOB! by Shinobu Yaguchi
J-POP Festival (Kenya)
Dates: October 2– 3
Venue: Nairobi/Kenya
Multi Purpose Hall of Japan Information and Culture Centre at Embassy of Japan in Kenya
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Japan Information and Culture Centre at Embassy of Japan in Kenya
Films Provided by JF: 5 films including Mind game by Masaaki Yuasa, Princess Arete by Sunao Katabuchi ,and After School Midnighters by Hitoshi Takekiyo
Zimbabwe International Film Festival (Zimbabwe)
Dates: October 3 - 10
Venues: Harare/Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe International Film Festival Office, Rugare Community Hall, Mufakose Community Hall, Kambuzuma Community Hall
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe International Film Festival
Films Provided by JF: A Tale of Samurai Cooking - A True Love Story by Yuzo Asahara, Mourning Recipe by Yuki Tanada, Ramen Samurai by Naoki Segi, The God of Ramen by Takashi Innami
THE FRENCH AND JAPANESE ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Nigeria)
Dates: October 29 - November 7
Venue: Abuja/Nigeria
FRENCH CULTURAL CENTRE IN ABUJA
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Nigeria, FRENCH CULTURAL CENTRE IN ABUJA, TAIYO INDUSTRY AFRICA
Films Provided by JF: 5 films including Mind game by Masaaki Yuasa, Princess Arete by Sunao Katabuchi, and After School Midnighters by Hitoshi Takekiyo

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