Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in March 2016

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

Asia and Oceania

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
Japanese Film Festival “In Remembrance of the 5th Anniversary of the Great EastJapan Earthquake” (Taiwan)
Dates: March 11 – April 3, 2016
Venue: Kaohsiung/Taiwan
Kaohsiung Film Archive
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Interchange Association (Kaohsiung branch), Kaohsiung Film Archive
Films Provided by JF: Reunion by Ryoichi Kimizuka, Seven Weeks and Casting Blossoms to the Sky by Nobuhiko Obayashi
Japanese Anime Film Festival (Bangladesh)
Dates: March 18 – 20, 2016
Venue: Dhaka/Bangladesh
Bangladesh National Museum, Auditorium
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh, Bangladesh National Museum
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

The Americas

Japanese Film Festival (Canada)
Dates: September 2, 2015 - March 14, 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); Innis Town Hall (Toronto)
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 - June 30, 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
Honolulu Festival Film Festival (USA)
Dates: March 12 - 13, 2016
Venue: Honolulu/USA
Hawaii Convention Center
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu, Honolulu Festival Foundation
Films Provided by JF: 4 films including A Tale of Samurai Cooking - A True Love Story by Yuzo Asahara, Mourning Recipe by Yuki Tanada, and Ramen Samurai by Naoki Segi
Japanese Anime Film Festival (Costa Rica)
Dates: March 15 - 19, 2016
Venue: San Jose/Costa Rica
Cine Magaly
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Costa Rica
Films Provided by JF: 5 films including AFTER SCHOOL MIDNIGHTERS by Hitoshi Takekiyo, MIND GAME by Masaaki Yuasa, and PRINCESS ARETE by Sunao Katabuchi
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
Festival Internacional de Cine Guadalajara, Cine erótico japonés (Mexico)
Dates: March 4 - 13, 2016
Venue: Guadalajara/Mexico
Cinepolis Centro Magno sala 4
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Festival Internacional de Cine Guadalajara
Films Provided by JF: 4 films including Ecstasy of the Black Rose by Tatsumi Kumashiro and The Stroller in the Attic by Noboru Tanaka

Europe

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
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)
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
Japanese Film Festival (Belarus)
Dates: March 10 –13, 2016
Venue: Minsk/Belarus
“Pobeda” Cinema
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Belarus
Films Provided by JF: Homeland by Nao Kubota, Reunion by Ryoichi Kimizuka, Seven Weeks and Casting Blossoms to the Sky by Nobuhiko Obayashi
Retrospective Shin-Toho (France)
Dates: March 22 – December 23, 2016
Venue: Paris/France
The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Provided by JF: Black Cat Mansion by Nobuo Nakagawa, A Mother’s Love by Hiroshi Shimizu, Where Chimneys are Seen by Heinosuke Gosho
Japanese Film Week (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Dates: February 26 – March 7, 2016
Venues: Sarajevo, Banja Luka/Bosnia and Herzegovina
Open Stage the river bank, Academy of Performing Arts, UNSA (Sarajevo), Youth Hall (Banja Luka)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Bosnia and Herzegovina, University of Sarajevo, University of Banja Luka
Films Provided by JF: 4 films including Tamako in Moratorium by Nobuhiro Yamashita and Petal Dance by Hiroshi Ishihara
Japanese Film Festival 2016 (Slovakia)
Dates: March 2 – March 18, 2016
Venues: Bratislava, Kosice/Slovakia
Lumiere Cinema (Bratislava), Smile Cinema (Kosice)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in the Slovak Republic, Executive Committee of Month of Japanese Culture
Films Provided by JF: 4 films including The Apology King by Nobuo Mizuta and High Kick Angels by Kazuhiro Yokoyama
EIGA-SAI 2016(Czech Republic)
Dates: March 23 – 27, 2016
Venues: Pilsen/Czech Republic
DEPO2015, Bezejmenná Čajovna
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
More info EIGA-SAI 2016(in Czech)

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
Bursa Japanese Film Festival (Turkey)
Dates: March 4 - 6, 2016
Venue: Bursa/Turkey
Merinos Atatürk Congress Cultural Centre
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
13th Ankara Japanese Film Festival (Turkey)
Dates: March 25 - 27, 2016
Venue: Ankara/Turkey
Buyulu Fener Sineması
Presented by: Embassy of Japan, The Japan Foundation
Films Provided by JF: Key Of Life by Kenji Uchida, My Little Sweet Pea by Keisuke Yoshida, CAMPAIGN by Kazuhiro Souda
Japan Film Festival 2016 (Bahrain)
Dates: March 2 – 13, 2016
Venue: Manama/Bahrain
Auditorium, Bahrain National Museum
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Kingdom of Bahrain, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities
Films Provided by JF: 4 films including The Apology King by Nobuo Mizuta and High Kick Angels by Kazuhiro Yokoyama

Africa

Japanese Film Week 2016 (Egypt)
Dates: March 19 – 22, 2016
Venue: Cairo/Egypt
Artistic Creativity Center
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Cairo; Ministry of Culture
Films Provided by JF: WOOD JOB! by Shinobu Yaguchi, A Story of Yonosuke by Shuichi Okita, Rent-a-Cat by Naoko Ogigami

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