Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in February, 2009

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


A Wreath for Madame Kawakita
Date: January 5 to March 12
Venue: Germany/ Berlin (Kino Arsenal), Cologne (The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne, January 5 to March 5), Italy/ Rome (The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome January 8 to March 12)
Presented by: Japan Foundation, National Film Center, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Kawakita Memorial Film Institute, Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art
Films Screened: Akira Kurosawa:Stray Dog, Rashomon, Ikiru, Nagisa Oshima: Violence at Noon, Boy, The Ceremony, Kaneto Shindo: The Island, Onibaba, A Last Note, Shohei Imamura: Intentions of Murder, Vengeance is Mine, Black Rain, Sumiko Haneda: Ode to Mt. Yahachine, Akiko-Portrait of a Dancer, Into the Picture Scroll, Kon Ichikawa: A Full-Up Train aka Crammed Streetcar, Conflagration, Her Brother, Yoji Yamada: Where Spring Comes Late, Tora-san’s Sunrise and Sunset, The Yellow Handkerchief, Seijun Suzuki: The Tokyo Wanderer, Branded to Kill, Zigeunerweisen

Japanese Film Festival
Date: January 18 to Feburary 26
Venue: Myanmar/ Yangon, Mandalay
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Myanmar
Films Screened: Nabbie’s Love by Yuji Nakae, Waterboys by Shinobu Yaguchi, Linda Linda Linda by Nobuhiro Yamashita, Ping Pong Bath Station by Gen Yamashita

Japanese Film Festival
Date: January 27 to March 18
Venue: United States/ Eckerd College (St. Petersberg), University of Georgia (Atlanta), University of Florida (Gainsville), Duke University (Durham)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, New York
Films Screened: Cure by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Killer’s Age by Kihachi Okamoto, Postman Blues by SABU, When a Woman Ascends the Stairs by Mikio Naruse, Mind Game by Masaaki Yuasa

Reality Fiction: Japanese Films Inspired by Actual Events
Date: Feburary 6 to March 19
Venue: U.K./ Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (Feburary 6 to 12), Watershed Media Center, Bristol (Feburary 7 to 21), Queens Film Theatre, Belfast (March 2 to 5), Showroom, Sheffield (March 9 to 19), Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh (March 11 to 19)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Institute of Contemporary Arts、Watershed Media Center、Showroom、Edinburgh Filmhouse、Queens Film Theatre
Films Screened: A Chain of Islands by Kei Kumai, Live Today, Die Tomorrow! by Kaneto Shindo, Face by Junji Sakamoto, Who’s Camus Anyway? by Mitsuo Yanagimachi, Chosyu Five by Sho Igarashi, Now, I…by Yasutomo Chikuma

Japanese Film Festival
Date: Feburary 12 to 19
Venue: Algeria/ Alger (Feburary 12 to 13), Constantine (Feburary 16 to 19)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Algeria
Films Screened: Les Comptes de Terremer by Goro Miyazaki, Le Royaume des Chats by Hiroyuki Morita

Touring Japanese Film Festival in East Europe
Date: Feburary 9 to 15
Venue: Hungary/ Budapest
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Budapest
Films Screened: Billiken by Junji Sakamoto, Charisma by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2/Duo by Nobuhiro Suwa, The Twilight Samurai by Yoji Yamada, The Stars Converge by Kiyoshi Sasabe, Futaribiyori by Keiichi Nomura, Always-Sunset on Third Street- by Takashi Yamazaki

South Africa Japanese Film Festival
Date: Feburary 27 to March 22
Venue: South Africa/ Cape Town (Feburary 27 to March 1), Pretoria (March 13 to 15), Johannesburg (March 20 to 22)
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in South Africa
Films Screened: A Stranger of Mine by Kenji Uchida, Breath In, Breath Out by Tetsuo Shinohara, Madadayo (Not Yet) by Akira Kurosawa, Kamikaze Girls by Tetsuya Nakashima


Retrospective of Nagisa Oshima
Date: September, 2008 to June, 2009
Venue: U.S.A., Canada/ Pacific Cinematheque (January 16 to Feburary 15), The Screen (January 16 to March 8), Madison Cinematheque (January 23 to March 6), Gene Siskel Film Centre (January 31 to Feburary 28)
Presented by: Cinema theque Ontario
Films Screened: Nagisa Oshima:Street of Love and Hope, Boy, Naked Youth, The Sun’s Burial, and other films

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