Japanese Film Screenings Overseas in June, 2012

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.


Touring Japanese Film Festival in East Europe
Dates: June 12 to June 16, 2012


Slovenska Kinotelca

Presented by: Embassy of Japan in Slovenia, The Japan Foundation
Films Screened:

Eight films including Woman in the Mist, The Young Women of Izu and The Tale of Genji

Best Selection Works of Tomu Uchida & Kenji Misumi (Korea)

April 26 to July 15, 2012


Korea/Jeonju, Seoul, Incheon, Daejeon, Gwangju

Jeonju International Film Festival, Seoul Art Cinema, Movie Space Juan, Gwangju Theater, Korea University, Daejeon Art Cinema, and others

Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Seoul
Films Screened:

Daibosatsutoge The Killer Pass I-III, Bloody Spear at Mt.Fuji, Yoshiwara The Pleasure Quarters by Tomu Uchida, The Life and Times of Ichi the Masseur, Fight, Zato-Ichi, Fight!, Ken by Kenji Misumi

Land Scape of Japanese Cinema, 150 Films for the 15th Anniversary of the Japanese Cultural Institute in Paris (Part 1) (France)

May 2 to July 28, 2012


France/ Paris

The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris

Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Paris
Films Screened:

70 films by theme of “Fukushima,” “Family,” “Love,” “Children” and Retrospective of Jun Ichikawa

New Cinema From Japan (Italy)

May 8 to June 14, 2012


Italy/ Rome

The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome

Presented by: The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome
Films Screened:

11 titles including Rebirth by Izuru Narushima, Last Ronin by Narimichi Sugita, Sword of Desperation by Hideyuki Hirayama

Two Masters of Japanese Cinema : Kaneto Shindo & Kozaburo Yoshimura (UK)

June 1 to July 30, 2012


UK/ London

BFI Southbank

Presented by: The Japan Foundation, London, British Film Institute (BFI)
Films Screened:

12 titles by Kaneto Shindo such as Children of Hiroshima, The Owl and The Island, 12 titles  including Clothes of Deception, Warm Current and The Tales of Genji by Kozaburo Yoshimura

Seijun Suzuki Retrospective (Croatia)

June 4 to 30, 2012


Croatia/ Zagreb, Rijeka

Hrvatski Filmski Savez (Zagreb), Art Cinema Rijeka (Rijeka)

Presented by: Embassy of Japan in Croatia, Hrvatski Filmski Savez, The Japan Foundation
Films Screened:

23 titles including Branded to Kill, Tokyo Drifter and Gate of Flesh by Seijun Suzuki

Tai Kato Retrospective (USA)

June 8 to 10, 2012


USA/ Chicago, IL

University of Michigan (Angel Hall Auditorium A)

Presented by: The Japan Foundation、New York, University of Michigan
Films Screened:

Tokijiro of Kutsukake, Brave Records of the Sanada Clan, Blood of Revenge, Red Peony Gambles Her Life, and Red Peony Finds a Daughter by Tai Kato

Daiei Film Festival (Germany)

June 18 to September 27, 2012


Germany/ Cologne

The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne

Presented by: The Japan Foundation
Films Screened:

16 titles including Gate of Hell, Crammed Streetcar and Clothes of Deception by Daiei Studios

High and Low: Modern Japanese Film (USA)
Dates: June 9 to 10, 2012

USA/Los Angeles, CA

LACMA (Being Theatre)

Presented by: LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles
Films Screened:

FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES by Toshio Matsumoto, and others

KKIFF 2012 “Screening of Foreign Films”(Malaysia)
Dates: June 13 to 14, 2012

Malaysia/ Kota Kinabalu

GSC Suria Sabah

Presented by: Kuala Lumpur, Consular Office of Japan in Kota Kinabalu, SPArKs (Society of the Performing Arts, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah), The Japan Foundation
Films Screened:

Mai Mai Miracle by Sunao Katabuchi and Double Trouble by Joji Matsuoka

Dates: June 28 to July 27, 2012

Myanmar/ Yangon

Embassy of Japan in Myanmar

Presented by: Embassy of Japan in Myanmar, The Japan Foundation
Films Screened:

ALWAYS -Sunset on Third Street-‘64

Eiga-sai 2012 (Philippines)
Dates: Jule 5 to August 18, 2012

Philippines/ Manila, Davao, Cebu

Shangri-La, UP Film Institute (Manila), Gaisano South City Mall (Davao), Ayala Center(Cebu)

Presented by: The Japan Foundation, Manila
Films Screened:

Abacus And Sword by Yoshimitsu Morita, PEAK –The Rescuers- by Osamu Katayama, Happy Flight by Shinobu Yaguchi, Permanent Nobara byDaihachi Yoshida, and others

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