Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in September, 2007

From September 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: September, 2007: Croatia/ Zagreb (9/24-10/2), Greece, Cyprus
(Traveling Screens: Austria, Hungary, 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

Retrospective of Nobuo Nakagawa
Date: August 10 to 20 (Bogotá), August 23 to September 3, 2007 (Madellín)
Venue: Colombia /Bogotá: Sala Los Acevedo del MAMBO, Cinemateca Distrital, Cinemateca de la Universidad Nacional, Madellín: Centro Colombo Americano
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Colombia
Films Screened:

The Ghost of Yotsuya, Jikoku (Hell), Lynch

Japanese Film Festival 2007
Date: August 23 to 27 (Kuala Lumpur), August 31 to September 2 (Penang)
Venue: GSC Mid Valley & GSC 1 Utama (New Wing), GSC Gurney Plaza (Penang)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur, Golden Screen Cinemas Sdn. Bhd
Films Screened:

The Milkwoman by Akira gata, Linda Linda Linda by Nobuhiro Yamashita, We Shall Overcome Someday by Kazuyuki Izutsu

Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival
Date: August 23 to September 1
Venue: Five venues including the Museu da Imagem e do Som
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, São Paulo
Films Screened: Japan will feature short animation films of Osamu Tetzuka.

Q! Film Festival in JF
Date: August 31 to September 6
Venue: The Japan Foundation, Jakarta, Blitz Megaplex (Jakarta), Erasmus Huis(Jakarta), Q! bar (Bali)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Jakarta
Films Screened: Hatsukoi by Kouichi Imaizumi

1st International Silent Film Festival
Date: September 4 to 13
Venue: Ayala Malls Cinemas (Manila)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Manila
Films Screened: In the First International Silent Film Festival, three organizations from Germany, Japan, and Spain will each present one representative silent film from its respective country. The films will be screened to live music performed by Philippine musicians. The Japan Foundation will present "Orochi (A Monster Serpent)," with music by the Makiling Ensemble.

CQN Selected Masterpieces of Japanese Cinema: Shohei Imamura Retrospective
Date: September 7 to October 26
Venue: Cine Qua Non Myeong-dong (Seoul)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Seoul
Films Screened: The Japan Foundation, Seoul, will co-organize a film series with Cinequanon Korea, in which selections from its film library will be screened. The Shohei Imamura retrospective will feature eight films by the leading Japanese director. On August 31, to mark the opening of the series, the Foundation will invite Daisuke Tengan, Imamura's son and a film director himself, to Korea for a talk show with a Korean film critic.

Daido Moriyama: Films and Photos of the Showa era
Date: September 10 to October 29
Venue: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Films Screened: To coincide with the exhibition of photographer Daido Moriyama to be held at the SK Cultural Foundation in Cologne from September 5 to November 18, the Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne will present two documentary films on Moriyama; the movie "Tobenai Chinmoku (Silence Has No Wings)," in which he provided the still photography; works by the late Shuji Terayama, with whom Moriyama had close ties; and other Japanese films selected by the photographer.

Japanese Film Festiva
Date: September 11 to 23
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Singapore
Films Screened: The Ballad of Narayama, Vengeance is Mine by Shohei Imamura, INOCHI by Tetsuo Shinohara

Touring Japanese Film Festival in Canada
Date: September 11 to 30
Venue: Canada/Ottawa, Hamilton, Regina, Banff, Vancouver, Victoria, Montreal, Hari Fox, Toronto, Hamilton
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: Hotel Hibiscus by Yuji Nakae, The Twilight Samurai by Yoji Yamada, Kamikaze Girls by Tetsuya Nakashima, The Glass Rabbit by Setsuko Shibuichi

The Ninth Japanese Film Retrospective
Date: September 25 to October 2 (Moscow), November 23 to 28 (St. Petersburg)
Venue: Muzei Kino (Moscow), Dom Kino (St. Petersburg)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Russia, Muzei Kino, Consulate-General of Japan in Saint-Petersburg, Dom Kino
Films Screened: Kinoshita Keisuke's Works: Twelve Pairs of Eyes, Ballad Of The Narayama, Woman, My First Love Affair, The Yotsuya Ghost Story, Morning for the Osone Family, Carmen Comes Home, Carmen's Pure Love, Spring Dreams

Naomi Kawase Special
Date: September 29
Venue: The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris
Films Screened: Moe No Suzaku by Naomi Kawase

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