The Japan Foundation Film Series Part 7

Evolving Japanese Cinema


Door open: 15 mins. before

* All Screenings with English Subtitles.

Since its establishment back in 1972, 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 organizing film events in Japan using those subtitled prints, in the hope of giving a wider public at home the opportunity to experience the wealth of Japanese cinema.
So far, we have presented six film (*1) events in the last two years, and this winter we are presenting “Evolving Japanese Cinema.” Contemporary Japanese cinema continues to produce high-caliber works and has drawn worldwide attention. This film event attempts to shed light on the early works of prominent directors, and provides the chance to reacquaint ourselves with the works that put them firmly on the map.
In addition to the screenings, there will be a guest appearance by the director of Harmful Insect, SHIOTA Akihiko, which will no doubt add dimension to our film viewing experiences.

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