Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in July, 2007

From July of this year, the Japan Foundation is pleased to present and co-sponsor ongoing screenings of Japanese films at the following exhibitions and international film festivals around the world.

Regularly-presented Japanese film shows


Touring Japanese Film Festival in East Europe
Date: May, 2007 to March, 2008
Venue: July, 2007: Poland
(Poland, Romania, Croatia, Macedonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Czech, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Cyprus)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Budapest
Films Screened: Ping Pong Bath Station by Gen Yamakawa, Women in the Mirror by Kijyu(Yoshishige) Yoshida, bright future by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Go by Isao Yukisada, Ramblers by Nobuhiro Yamashita, Shinkokyu no Hitsuyo by Tetsuo Shinohara, Byplayer by Kaneto Shindo

Restrospective Takeshi Kitano
Date: May 3 to July 30
Venue: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Films Screened: Oeuvre of Takeshi Kitano until 2005 year and the birth of guru (1993)

Contemporary Films
The Japan Foundation, Manila's Month-Long Eiga Sai
Date: June 20 to July 8, 2007
Venue: Philippines / UP Film Institute, Cultural Center of the Philippines (Manila, Cebu)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Manila
Films Screened: Shangri-la(Japan Goes Bankrupt) by Takashi Miike, Blue Spring by Toshiaki Toyoda, Harmful Insect by Akihiko Toyoda

The Fuji TV Film Series in Paris
Date: July 4 to 13, 2007
Venue: The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris
Films Screened: Bayside Shakedown 2, Suite Dreams, Waterboys, Umizaru Limit of Love

Shohei Imamura Retrospective
Date: July 12 to 18, 2007
Venue: Mexico / Cineteca Nacional-Mexico (Mexico City)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened:

Eijanaika, The Pornographers, Profound Desire of The Gods, The Ballad Of Narayama, Vengeance is Mine, The Insect Woman

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