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Moving お引越し

Moving   お引越し

Renko is in the sixth grade when her parents decide to separate. Initially she is happy about the situation, not having had any idea that they might divorce, and enjoys the fact that she now has two homes. She begins feeling uneasy when her mother tries to draw up a ‘contract’ for their life together, […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: River of Fireflies 蛍川

Films at the Embassy of Japan: River of Fireflies  蛍川

The story is set in beautiful scenery in Toyama prefecture, Japan’s Hokuriku region. During the winter of 1962, a junior high school boy, Tatsuo, is distracted from preparing for his high school entrance exams by thoughts about his dream girl, Eiko. To make matters worse, creditors descend upon Tatsuo’s house as his father, Shigetatsu, once […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: The Piano in the Shed 物置のピアノ

Films at the Embassy of Japan: The Piano in the Shed  物置のピアノ

Prior to the screening, there will be a special talk on “Recovery and Reconstruction in Fukushima” by a representative of the Fukushima prefectural government. In July 2012, a year and four months after the massive earthquake and tsunami struck the Tohoku area in Japan, the local people are still living under the shadow of the […]

Tora-san Confesses 男はつらいよ 寅次郎の告白

Tora-san Confesses 男はつらいよ 寅次郎の告白

Torajiro, known as Tora-san, is on a trip to Tottori prefecture. Bumping into Izumi, who is the girlfriend of his nephew Mitsuo and who has failed to get a job in Tokyo, he discovers that she has run away from her home as she is not happy about her mother’s remarrying. Having received a postcard […]

Best Wishes for Tomorrow 明日への遺言

Best Wishes for Tomorrow 明日への遺言

After WWII, Lieutenant General Tasuku Okada goes on trial charged with executing American aircrews who had carried out indiscriminate bombing of the city of Nagoya toward the end of the war. He insists that such bombing perpetrated by the Americans was against international law and that the executions constituted punishment in line with military practices. […]

Summer Holiday Everyday 毎日が夏休み

Summer Holiday Everyday 毎日が夏休み

Set in Tokyo in the early 1990s. The Rinkaijis are, by all appearances, a well-to-do Japanese family. The stepfather Nariyuki works for an elite corporation, which gives his wife Yoshiko status in their suburban neighbourhood. One day the daughter Sugina, who herself has secretly stopped going to school as she is being bullied, discovers that […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan:Adrenaline Drive アドレナリンドライブ

Films at the Embassy of Japan:Adrenaline Drive アドレナリンドライブ

After an unfortunate accident with a gangster in a black Jaguar, Satoru is taken to the yakuza’s lair. The thug adopts a threatening pose, ready to exact extortionate retribution. At that very moment, a violent explosion rips through the den, killing off almost the entire gang. Shizuko, a plain, timid nurse, happens to be outside […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Final Take キネマの天地

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Final Take   キネマの天地

Set in the early 1930s, when silent movies were being replaced with talkies and when movies were the king of entertainment. Director Ogura finds a pretty candy seller, Koharu, at a cinema, who dreams of becoming an actress. The director immediately gives her a role in his play, but she ruins take after take. She […]

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