Japan Cinema: Tombstones for the Fireflies, Feb. 22 2014 @ the Japan Information & Culture Centre

February 14, 2014 at 12:03 pm 2 comments

Cinema Japan
The Japan Information & Culture Centre invites you to the screening of the movie “Tombstones for the Fireflies” which will be shown on Saturday, 22nd February 2014.

Admission is free of charge and the movie screening is open to all film fans.

Next Screening: Tombstones for the Fireflies
Date: Saturday, 22nd February 2014
Time: 2:00p.m.
Gates Open: 1:30pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Synopsis
In June 1945 during the air raid in Kobe, Seita and his sister Setsuko lose their mother as a result of an incendiary bomb raid. As their father has been out of contact since he had gone off to war, the brother and sister are taken in by a distant relative in Nishinomiya. Unable to stand the ill-treatment by their aunt, Seita and Setsuko move into a bomb shelter to live alone together. As the war worsens, Setsuko gradually wastes away. Seita cheers Setsuko and tries his best to survive while reminding himself of their kind mother, strict father, and the peaceful days only a few months back. Finally, the day of Japan’s defeat arrives.

In order to attend the movie screening, kindly note that it will be necessary to register beforehand. To register, send an email to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or call 020-2898510. Deadline for registration is Friday, 21st February, 4:30pm. If you plan to attend the movie with a friend(s), please provide us with your friend’s name when you register for yourself.

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