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Films at the Embassy of Japan: Our Little Sister 海街diary

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Our Little Sister  海街diary

Three sisters, Sachi, Yoshino and Chika, living in the city of Kamakura, hear of the death of their father, who disappeared from their lives fifteen years ago. At the funeral they meet a half-sister, Suzu, for the first time. Having learned that it was Suzu who took care of their father to the last and […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Tokyo Story 東京物語

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Tokyo Story  東京物語

Wednesday 27 June 2019Open 18:00 / Film starts at 18:30 / No admittance after 19:00Directed by Yasujiro Ozu / 1953 / 135 mins(Japanese language with English subtitles) An enduring masterpiece created in 1953 by Japan’s legendary film director, Yasujiro Ozu. An elderly couple, Shukichi and Tomi, living in a small fishing village in Hiroshima, visit […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Of Love & Law 愛と法

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Of Love & Law   愛と法

Kazu and Fumi are running a law firm in downtown Osaka. The two male lawyers are partners not only in business but also in marriage. People showing up at the firm for advice are faced with various problems such as being in a sexual minority, child protection issues, the lack of official family records or […]

Like Father, Like Son そして父になる

Like Father, Like Son   そして父になる

A successful businessman, Ryota, lives in luxury with his family in Tokyo. One day, he receives a call from a maternity hospital saying that his six-year-old son may have been switched with another child at birth. A DNA test proves that his real child has been brought up by a family running a small electronics […]

Nobody to Watch Over Me 誰も守ってくれない

Nobody to Watch Over Me   誰も守ってくれない

A drama depicting one of the worrying aspects of modern-day society. The film portrays the distress of a family whose son is involved in a crime and the conflict surrounding a detective sent to shelter them from public hostility. The Funamura family attracts the interest of the mass media after their first son commits a […]

NHK World Documentary : Bacchan: Granny’s Table

NHK World Documentary : Bacchan: Granny’s Table

Chikako Nakamoto, affectionately called “Bacchan” or “Granny”, is known as the city’s Mother Theresa. For years she’s been welcoming juvenile delinquents with her homecooked meals. She believes that hunger is a trigger for acts of assault, purse snatching, shoplifting and prostitution, and that a warm meal is the first step toward rehabilitation. Some of the […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: 5 Centimeters Per Second (秒速5センチメートル)

Films at the Embassy of Japan: 5 Centimeters Per Second (秒速5センチメートル)

Takaki and Akari become best friends at elementary school, but they are separated as her family has to move away from the area. After a year apart, Takaki, now a junior high school student, decides to see Akari again. As he sits in the train travelling from Tokyo to Tochigi prefecture, memories of the past […]

Barefoot Gen (はだしのゲン)

Barefoot Gen (はだしのゲン)

Gen Nakaoka is in the second grade at the local elementary school. He is living with his parents, an older sister and a younger brother. His mother is pregnant and is expecting to give birth soon. Although the family is poor, their lives are happy and harmonious. On 6 August, the US bomber Enola Gay […]

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