Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in May, 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


New Cinema from Japan
Dates: April 21 to May 12
Venue: Italy/ The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome
Films Screened: Always-Sunset on Third Street- by Takashi Yamazaki, and other films

1969! Japanese Nouvelle Vague
Dates: May 7 to July 27
Venues: Germany/ The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened: Shura-The 48 the Ronin, Funeral Parade of Roses by Toshio Matsumoto, Profound Desire of The Gods by Shohei Imamura, The Blind Beast by Yasuzo Masumura, Eros+Massacre by Yoshishige Yoshida, Parched Love by Koreyoshi Kurahara, Double Suicide by Masahiro Shinoda, The Inferno of First Love by Susumu Hani

Touring Japanese Film Festival in East Europe
Dates: May to June
Venues: Slovenia/ Kinodvor
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Slovenia
Films Screened: Half a Confession by Kiyoshi Sasabe, BOKUNCHI My House by Junji Sakamoto, Canary by Akihiko Shiota, The Glass Rabbit by Setsuko Shibuichi, We Shall Overcome Someday by Kazuyuki Izutsu, Hanging Garden by Toshiaki Toyoda, Hush! by Ryosuke Hashiguchi


Retrospective of Nagisa Oshima
Date: September, 2008 to June, 2009
Venue: U.S.A., Canada/ Los Angeles County Museum of Art (May 8 to 22), Wexner Center for the Arts (May 28), Pacific Film Archive (May 29 to  June 25)
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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