Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in February, 2011

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


Years 2000-2010: Panorama of Contemporary Japanese Cinema
Dates: October 27, 2010 to February 5, 2011
Venues: France /Paris
Maison de la culture du Japon a Paris
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Maison de la culture du Japon a Paris
Films Screened: Tokyo Tower by Joji Matsuoka, The Battery - Future in Our Hands - by Yojiro Takita, I Just Didn’t Do It by Masayuki Suo, The Glass Rabbit by Setsuko Shibuichi, Canary by Akihiko Shiota, A Stranger of Mine by Kenji Uchida, WARABINOKOU - to the bracken fields - by Hideo Onchi, The King of 21st Century by Yoshie Ogihara, German plus Rain by Satoko Yokohama

Touring Japanese Film Festival in East Europe
Dates: May, 2010 to March, 2011
Venues: Lithuania / Vilnius
Vingo Forum Cinema
Bosnia and Herzegovina / Sarajevo (February 21 to 27) Multiplex Cinema
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Lithuania, Embassy of Japan in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Films Screened: Scarred Angels by Junji Sakamoto, The Dagger of Kamui by Rintaro, A Scene at the Sea by Takeshi Kitano, Hotel Hibiscus by Yuji Nakae, The Blossoming of Etsuko by Kazuo Kuroki, Awaking by Junji Sakamoto, Climber’s High by Masato Harada

Yasujiro Ozu Retrospective
Dates: January 6 to March 28, 2011
Venues: Germany / Cologne
The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne
Films Screened: I Flunked, but ..., Young Days, Tokyo Chorus, I Was Born, but ..., Passing Fancy, The Only Son, The Record of a Tenement Gentleman, A Hen in the Wind, Late Spring, The Munakata Sisters, Early Summer, The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice, Tokyo Story, Early Spring, Twilight in Tokyo, Equinox Flower, Floating Weeds, Good Morning, Late Autumn, Early Autumn, An Autumn Afternoon

Run, Salaryman, Run! A Retrospective of Sabu's Film Work
Dates: January 26 to February 8, 2011
Venues: US / New York
Japan Society
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Japan Society
Films Screened: Monday, Postman Blues, Non Stop

Back to the Future: Japanese Cinema Since the Mid-90s
Dates: February 4 to March 28, 2011
Venues: UK / London, Belfast, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Bristol, Sheffield Institute of Contemporary Arts, Queens Film Theatre, Edinburgh Film House, Broadway, Arnolfini, Shoroom
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, London
Films Screened: 7 films including Cure by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Go by Isao Yukisada, Linda Linda Linda by Nobuhiro Yamashita, One Million Yen Girl by Yuki Tanada, and Sawako Decides by Yuya Ishii


Toho: History of the Great Japanese Studios 4
Dates: February 10 to March 26, 2011
Venues: France / Paris
The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris
Films Screened: Wife! Be Like a Rose!, Working Family, Actors Who Play the Horse, The Approach of Autumn, Daughters, Wives and Mothers by Mikio Naruse, Humanity and Paper Balloon by Sadao Yamanaka, Snow Country, The Hotelman’s Holiday, Spring on Island, The Young, Twilight Story, Love is Shared Like Sweets by Shiro Toyoda, Fort Graveyard, Desperado Outpost, The Emperor and a General by Kihachi Okamoto, The Early Autumn, The Munakata Sisters by Yasujiro Ozu, Shadow of a Flower, Room for Rent by Yuzo Kawashima, Till We Meet Again, Blue Mountains, Blue Mountaions 2 by Tadashi Imai, Third-Class Executes by Masahisa Sunohara, Third-Class Executives 2 by Hideo Suzuki, Samurai Rebellion、Kwaidan, Hymn to a Tired Man by Masaki Kobayashi, Girls of Dark by Kinuyo Tanaka, The Living Koheiji by Nobuo Nakagawa, The Most Beautiful, One Wonderful Sunday by Akira Kurosawa, Yasha by Yasuo Furuhata, The Family Game by Yoshimitsu Morita, Once a Rain Day by Hideo Onchi, Submersion of Japan by Shiro Moritani, Snow Trail by Senkichi Taniguchi, The Crazy Family by Sogo Ishii, The Phoenix by Kon Ichikawa, Ino and Mon by Sotoji Kimura


Japan Movie Week
Dates: February 14 to 28, 2011
Venues: Denmark / Copenhagen
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Denmark
Films Screened: 9 Souls, Hanging Garden by Toshiaki Toyoda, No One’s Ark by Nobuhiro Yamashita, Bright Future by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Japanese Film Festival “Hiroshima”
Dates: February 15 to 17, 2011
Venues: Jordan / Amman
Royal Culture Center
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Jordan
Films Screened: Children of Hiroshima by Kaneto Shindo, Black Rain by Shohei Imamura, Women in the Mirror by Yoshishige Yoshida, Yunagi City, Sakura Country by Kiyoshi Sasabe, The Face of Jizo by Kazuo Kuroki, Barefoot Gen 1 by Mamoru Masaki

Tribute to Takeo Kimura
Dates: February 15 to mid-February, 2011
Venues: Belarus / Minsk
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Belarus
Films Screened: Wild Geese by Shiro Toyoda, A Hole of My Own Making by Tomu Uchida, Flowers & Rage by Seijun Suzuki, Comfort Women by Seijun Suzuki, Tokyo Nagaremono by Seijun Suzuki, Zigeunerweisen by Seijun Suzuki


Japanese Film Festival in Albania
Dates: February 19 to 20, 2011
Venues: Albania / Tirana
National Art Gallery, Albania
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Albania
Films Screened: Waterboys by Shinobu Yaguchi, Summer Days with Coo by Keiichi Hara

Retrospective of Yasuzo Masumura
Dates: January 18 to March 24, 2011
Venues: Italy / Rome
The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome
Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome
Films Screened: 18 films directed by Yasuzo Masumura including Warm Current, The Precipice, A Wife Confesses, Dr. Hanaoka’s Wife, and The Blind Beast


Dates: January 28 to February 8, 2011
Venues: Nicaragua / Managua, Leon
Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Embassy of Japan in Nicaragua
Films Screened: Chibimaruko-chan Ono-kun to Sugiyama-kun by Tsutomu Shibayama, Grito Desde el Mar Lejano by Tetsuo Imazawa, Ghost in the Shell by Mamoru Oshii, and more.

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