Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in February 2016

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

Asia and Oceania

Retrospective of Mikio Naruse (South Korea)
Dates: December 20, 2015 – February 28, 2016
Venues: Seoul, Busan/South Korea
SEOUL ART CINEMA, BUSAN CINEMA CENTER, KOREAN FILM ARCHIVE (Seoul)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Seoul; SEOUL ART CINEMA; BUSAN CINEMA CENTER; KOREAN FILM ARCHIVE
Films Provided by JF: 18 films including A Married Life, Untamed Woman, and Sudden Rain by Mikio Naruse
More Info: The Japan Foundation, Seoul (in Korean)
Japanese Film Festival 2016 (Thailand)
Dates: February 11 – March 6, 2016
Venues: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Surat Thani/Thailand
SF World Cinema Central World (Bangkok)
SFX Cinema MAYA (Chiang Mai)
SF Cinema City Central (Khon Kaen)
SF Cinema Central Plaza (Surat Thani)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Bangkok
Consulate-General of Japan in Chiang Mai
Films Provided by JF: 5 films including My Pretend Girlfriend by Saiji Yakumo and Beyond the Memories by Takehiko Shinjo
More Info: The Japan Foundation, Bangkok
Japan Film Festival (Fiji)
Dates: February 17 – 19, 2016
Venue: Suva/Fiji
Village 6 Cinemas
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Fiji
Films Provided by JF: KAMUI by Yoichi Sai, Permanent Nobara by Daihachi Yoshida, SOMEDAY by Junji Sakamoto

The Americas

Japanese Film Festival (Canada)
Dates: September 2, 2015 - March 8, 2016
Venues: Ottawa, Edmonton, Banff, Whitehorse, Prince George, Fredericton, Montreal, London, Toronto, Hamilton/Canada
Embassy of Japan in Canada (Ottawa); Metro Cinema (Edmonton); Lux Cinema Banff; The Old Fire Hall Yukon Arts Centre (Whitehorse); Prince George Playhouse; University of New Brunswick (Fredericton); Cinéma du Parc (Montreal); University of Western Ontario (London); The Japan Foundation, Toronto; Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (Toronto); Dr. John M. Perkins Centre (Hamilton)
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
Seijun Suzuki Retrospective (USA, Canada)
Dates: October 9, 2015 - April 16, 2016
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 (Washington D.C.), Austin Film Society at the Marchesa Hall & Theatre (Austin), Walter Reade Theater (New York), Belcourt Theatre (Nashville), 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
Japanese Animation Event - How far we've come (USA)
Date: February 20, 2016
Venue: Chicago/USA
JIC Hall, Japan Information Center, Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago
Films Provided by JF: Negadon by Jun Awazu, Kakurenbo by Shuhei Morita, SOS! TOKYO METRO EXPLORERS: THE NEXT by Shinji Takagi
Japanese animation Festival (Colombia)
Dates: February 28 - March 13, 2016
Venue: Bogotá/Colombia
Planetarium of Bogota
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Colombia
Films Provided by JF: 6 films including SOS! TOKYO METRO EXPLORERS: THE NEXT by Shinji Takagi, Planzet by Jun Awazu, and Science Ninja Team Gatchaman by Hisayuki Toriumi
Mostra Anime Criativo (Brazil)
Dates: February 22 - 29, 2016
Venue: Brasilia-DF/Brazil
Cine Brasilia
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Brazil
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 Animation Festival (Honduras)
Dates: February 18 - 21, 2016
Venues: Tegucigalpa/Honduras
National Autonomous University of Honduras, Interactive Center Of Education CHIMINIKE
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Honduras, National Autonomous University of Hounduras, Interactive Center Of Education CHIMINIKE
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

EIGA-SAI 2016(Czech Republic)
Dates: February 4 – 10, 2016
Venue: Prague/Czech Republic
Kino Lucerna
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Czech Republic
Films Provided by JF: 4 films including Mourning Recipe by Yuki Tanada and Ramen Samurai by Naoki Segi
Retrospective of Japanese director Masahiro Shinoda (Russia)
Dates: February 18 – April 1, 2016
Venues: Saint-Petersburg, Moscow/Russia
Kinocenter 《Rodina》 (Saint-Petersburg), The State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Moscow,
Embassy of Japan in Russia, The State Tretyakov Gallery , Consulate-General of Japan in Saint-Petersburg
Films Provided by JF: 11 films including Assassination and Pale Flower by Masahiro Shinoda
Japanese Film Festival in Riga (Latvia)
Dates: February 25 – 28, 2016
Venue: Riga/Latvia
Splendid Palace
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Latvia
Films Provided by JF: 4 films including Mourning Recipe by Yuki Tanada and A Tale of Samurai Cooking - A True Love Story by Yuzo Asahara
Women Protagonist in the screen (Italy)
Dates: January 29 – March 18, 2016
Venue: Rome/Italy
The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome (The Japan Foundation)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Provided by JF: 4 films including Tamako in Moratorium by Nobuhiro Yamashita and Petal Dance by Hiroshi Ishihara
More info: The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome (The Japan Foundation) (in Italian)
Japanese Film Festival 2016 (Greece)
Dates: February 4 – 7, 2016
Venue: Athens/Greece
Alkionis Art Cinema
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Greece, Alkionis Art Cinema
Films Provided by JF: 4 films including Tamako in Moratorium by Nobuhiro Yamashita and Petal Dance by Hiroshi Ishihara
Japanese Film Festival (Beligium)
Dates: February 15 – 29, 2016
Venue: Brussels, Liege, Louvain-la-Neuve/Belgium
Free University of Brussels
University of Liège
Catholic University of Louvain
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, The Embassy of Japan in Belgium
Films Provided by JF: 4 films including Mourning Recipe by Yuki Tanada and A Tale of Samurai Cooking - A True Love Story by Yuzo Asahara
Retrospective Noboru Nakamura (France)
Dates: February 2 – 20, 2016
Venue: Paris/France
The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris (The Japan Foundation)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Provided by JF: 4 films including Twin Sisters of Kyoto, Portrait of Chieko, and Three Old Women by Noboru Nakamura
More info: The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris (The Japan Foundation) (in French)
Retrospective of Kaneto Shindo (Spain)
Dates: January 13 – March 15, 2016
Venue: Valencia/Spain
La Filmoteca de Valencia
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, La Filmoteca de Valencia
Films Provided by JF: 17 films including THE ISLAND, A LAST NOTE, Sakuratai 8.6, Children of Hiroshima, and Lucky Dragon No.5 by Kaneto Shindo
The Japan Foundation Touring Film (United Kingdom)
Dates: February 5 – March 26, 2016
Venues: London, Leicester, Bristol, etc./United Kingdom
ICA (London), Phoenix (Leicester), Watershed (Bristol), etc.
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, ICA, Phoenix, Watershed, etc.
Films Provided by JF: 14 films including The letter by Jiro Shono, A Japanese Tragedy by Keisuke Kinoshita, and The Elegant Life of Mr. Everyman by Kihachi Okamoto

Middle East

Japanese Film Week-Japanese family (Israel)
Dates: February 2 – March 23, 2016
Venues: Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Holon, Herzliya/Israel
Tel Aviv Cinematheque, Haifa Cinematheque, Jerusalem Cinematheque, Holon Cinematheque, Herzliya Cinematheque
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Israel, Tel Aviv Cinematheque, Haifa Cinematheque, Jerusalem Cinematheque, Holon Cinematheque, Herzliya Cinematheque
Films Provided by JF: TONY TAKITANI by Jun Ichikawa, TOKYO TOWER by Joji Matsuoka, SWORD OF DESPERATION by Hideyuki Hirayama, REBIRTH by Izuru Narushima, BALLAD OF THE NARAYAMA by Keisuke Kinoshita, The End of Summer by Yasujirou Ozu
Japanese Film Festival (Turkey)
Dates: February 4 – 27, 2016
Venues: Istanbul, Izmir/Turkey
Akbank Sanat (Istanbul), Izmir Sanat (Izmir)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Consulate-General of Japan in Istanbul, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Japan-Izmir Friendship and Culture Association, Bursa Metropolitan Municipality, Bursa-Uluyama Turkish-Japanese Friendship Association
Films Provided by JF: Key Of Life by Kenji Uchida, My Little Sweet Pea by Keisuke Yoshida

Africa

Japanese Film Festival (Botswana)
Dates: February 25 – 28, 2016
Venue: Gaborone/Botswana
New Capitol Cinemas - Riverwalk
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Botswana
Films Provided by JF: The Kirishima Thing by Daihachi Yoshida, My Little Sweet Pea by Keisuke Yoshida, WOOD JOB! by Shinobu Yaguchi, Until the Break of Dawn by Yuichiro Hirakawa

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