The Japan Foundation Film Series Part 6

The Masters and Jidaigeki


Door open: 15 mins. before

June 23 (Fri.) 18:30 The Wife of Seishu Hanaoka
June 24 (Sat.) 13:30 The Inner Palace Conspiracy
15:45 Bloody Spear at Mt. Fuji
18:00 Bushido: Samurai Saga
June 25 (Sun.) 13:30 Rashomon
15:15 Lecture by Dr. Keiko McDonald “Reading Jidaigeki”(Professor, University of Pittsburgh)
18:00 Revenge of a Kabuki Actor

* All Screenings with English Subtitles.

For more than 20 years, the Japan Foundation has been showing subtitled Japanese films overseas as part of its efforts to introduce Japanese culture to the world. In 2004, the Japan Foundation began offering these English-subtitled prints to foreign residents of Japan so that they would have the opportunity to experience the wealth of Japanese cinema.

We have organized five film events (*1) in the last two years, and as the sixth event, we are proud to present “The Masters and Jidaigeki.” Japanese period dramas, called jidaigeki, are popular not only in Japan.They have passionate fans, there have been many masterpieces, they have spawned many great sub-genres, and they continue to develop by adding contemporary tastes. For the sixth film event, we selected films from 1950s and 1960s by masters of Japanese cinema and also starring charismatic actors.

In addition to film screenings, there also will be a lecture by Dr. Keiko McDonald, adding different perspectives to enjoying jidaigeki period dramas.

Date June 23 (Fri.) to June 25 (Sun.) 2006
Venue OAG Hall, OAG Haus, 1st Floor Access
7-5-56 Akasaka Minato-ku Tokyo
Nearest station: Aoyama-itchome (Ginza, Hanzomon and Oedo subway lines), Exit 4

Presented by The Japan Foundation
With the special cooperation of TOKYO FILMeX Organizing Committee
With the cooperation of Kadokawa Pictures, Inc. , Toei Co., Ltd , and Shochiku.

Price A single ticket: 600 yens at the door only.
(A single ticket for members of JF Supporter's Club: 500 yen at the door only.)
*Lecture: Admission Free
Info TOKYO FILMeX Office Info.
Tel: 03-3560-6394 (till 6/22, 11:00-17:30 Weekdays only)
Tel: 090-3467-4963 (6/23-25 only)

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