Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in November 2015

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

Asia and Oceania

Retrospective of Ken Takakura (China)
Dates: November 14 - December 6
Venues: Beijing/China
Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU),
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Beijing
Embassy of Japan in China, BFSU, UCCA
Films Provided by JF: Hishakaku and Kiratsune -a tale of two yakuza- by Tomu Uchida
More Info: http://www.cj-jizhong.com/#5 (in Chinese)
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
Japan Film Festival (India)
Dates: November 19 - 22
Venue: Chennai/India
MM Preview Theatre
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Consulate-General of Japan in Chennai
Films Provided by JF: 5 films including friends NAKI ON THE MONSTER ISLAND by Takashi Yamazaki and Ryuichi Yagi, Dearest by Yasuo Furuhata, and PLATINUM DATA by Keishi Otomo
Japanese Film Festival 2015 - Classic Program (Australia)
Dates: November 26 - December 6
Venue: Melbourne/Australia
Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Cinema1
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Provided by JF: ODD OBSESSION, HAKAI (The Outcast), and THE MAKIOKA SISTERS by Kon Ichikawa
More Info: Japanese Film Festival 2015
Japanese Film Festival 2015 (New Zealand)
Dates: November 16 - 20
Venue: Auckland/New Zealand
The University of Auckland, Owen G Glen Building
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland, The University of Auckland, Auckland Council
Films Provided by JF: FLY, DAKOTA, FLY! by Seiji Aburatani, Homeland by Nao Kubota, The Floating Castle by Isshin Inudo and Shinji Higuchi, My Little Sweet Pea by Keisuke Yoshida
More Info: Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland

The Americas

Japanese Film Festival (Canada)
Dates: September 2 - November 19
Venues: Ottawa, Edmonton, Banff, Whitehorse, Prince George, Fredericton, Montreal, London, 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, University of Western Ontario etc.
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Provided by JF: 7 films including WOOD JOB! by Shinobu Yaguchi 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
San Diego Asian Film Festival (USA)
Dates: November 5 - 14
Venue: San Diego (CA)/USA
Museum for Photographic Arts
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Pacific Arts Movement, The University of California-San Diego
Films Provided by JF: Eros + Massacre and COUP D'ETAT by Yoshishige Yoshida
More Info: San Diego Asian Film Festival
Festival Internacional de Bienal de Curitiba (Brazil)
Dates: November 5 - 14
Venue: Curitiba/Brazil
Cinemateca de Curitiba
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Consulate General of Japan in Curitiba, Instituto Paranaense de Arte (IPAR) - Parana Art Institute, International Curitiba Biennal
Films Provided by JF: 5 films including Mind game by Masaaki Yuasa, Princess Arete by Sunao Katabuchi, and After School Midnighters by Hitoshi Takekiyo
More Info: Festival Internacional de Cinema da Bienal de Curitba
Clássico e Animê: a presença do cinema japonês (mostra comemorativa dos 120 anos de amizade Brasil-Japão) (Brazil)
Dates: November 26 - December 2
Venue: Rio de Janeiro/Brazil
Cine Arte UFF
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Consulate General of Japan in Rio de Janeiro, Fluminense Federal University
Films Provided by JF: 5 films including Mind game by Masaaki Yuasa, Princess Arete by Sunao Katabuchi, and After School Midnighters by Hitoshi Takekiyo
The 25th Japanese Film Exhibition "Anime Festival" (Peru)
Dates: November 5 - December 3
Venue: Lima/Peru
Peruvian Japanese Cultural Center, Dai hall
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Peru, Peruvian Japanese Assosiation
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

The 49th Japanese Film Festival (Russia)
Dates: November 18 - 24 (Moscow), December 17 - 22 (Saint-Petersburg)
Venues: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg/Russia
Formula Kino Horizont (Moscow), Kinocenter 《Rodina》 (Saint-Petersburg)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Moscow, Embassy of Japan in Russia, Consulate General of Japan in Saint-Petersburg
Films Provided by JF: 6 films including My Little Nightmare: The Movie by Noriyoshi Sakuma and Tamako in Moratorium by Nobuhiro Yamashita
More Info: Formula Kino Horizont (in Russian)
Japanese Film Week (Macedonia)
Dates: November 25 - 29
Venue: Skopje/Macedonia
Cinematheque of Macedonia
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Austria
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: November 4 - 8
Venue: Rijeka/Croatia
Art-kino Croatia
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Croatia, Art-kino Croatia
Films Provided by JF: 6 films including Planzet, Negadon by Jun Awazu and SOS! TOKYO METRO EXPLORERS: THE NEXT by Shinji Takagi
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
Japanese Film Festival (Germany)
Dates: November 29 - December 19
Venue: Munich/Germany
Evangelische Stadtakademie München
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Consulate-General of Japan in Munich
Films Provided by JF: 4 films including Homeland by Nao Kubota, Seven Weeks by Nobuhiko Obayashi, and Reunion by Ryoichi Kimizuka
Giovani Amori (Italy)
Dates: November 10 - December 15
Venue: Rome/Italy
The Japanese Cultural Institute in Roma
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Provided by JF: 5 films including My Pretend Girlfriend by Saiji Yakumo and Be Sure to Share by Sion Sono
"Malta-Japan Day" in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Japan-Malta diplomatic relations (Malta)
Dates: November 20 - 21
Venue: Valletta/Malta
Magazino Hall
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Italy, Malta Japan Association, Malta University Language School
Films Provided by JF: Tug of war! by Nobuo Mizuta, The Kirishima Thing by Daihachi Yoshida
Mikio Naruse Retrospective (Switzerland)
Dates: October 28 - November 18
Venue: Geneva/Switzerland
Les Cinemas du Grütli
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Consulate-General of Japan in Geneva, Les Cinemas du Grütli
Films Provided by JF: 19 films by Mikio Naruse including A Married Life, Floating Cloud, and Late Chrysanthemums

Middle East

Japan Film Week 2015 (Jordan)
Dates: November 1 - 5
Venue: Amman/Jordan
Royal Film Commission
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Jordan, Royal Film Commission
Films Provided by JF: 5 films including My Pretend Girlfriend by Saiji Yakumo, Beyond the Memories by Takehiko Shinjo, It All Began When I Met You by  Katsuhide Motoki, and Jinx!!! by Naoto Kumazawa

Africa

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
JAPANESE ANIME FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Nigeria)
Dates: November 6 - 15
Venue: Lagos/Nigeria
JAPAN PAVILLION at LAGOS INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR 2015
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Nigeria, JETRO LAGOS OFFICE, 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
Japan Film Festival (Ghana)
Dates: October 31 - November 6
Venue: Accra/Ghana
Silver Bird
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Ghana, Silver Bird
Films Provided by JF: 4 films including Homeland by Nao Kubota, Casting Blossoms to the Sky by Nobuhiko Obayashi, DANCING KARATE KID by Tsukasa  Kishimoto, and KANZABURO the movie by Tsukuru Matsuki

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