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

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.

February 14, 2014 at 12:03 pm 1 comment

Screening: Love & Honour, Jan. 25 2014 @ Japan Information & Cultural Centre

Love & Honour
The story follows Mimura Shinnojo (Kimura Takuya) a lower class samurai who is a poison taster for the domain lord. He is poor, but happily leading his humble life with his beautiful wife, Kayo (Dan Rei). One day, however, Shinnojo is poisoned during a tasting and loses his sight. He is relieved of his job and is reduced to poverty. It is such a time when Shimada (Bando Mitsugoro), a clerk, offers help to Kayo. He wants her body in return, and Kayo accepts the offer in tears in order to supplement the family income. When the relationship becomes public, Shinnojo is devastated for being robbed of his beloved wife and for his helplessness. He engages in a duel with Shimada to defend his wife and preserve his Samurai honour.

The screening details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 25th January 2014
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill
Gates Open: 1:30p.m. | Time: 2:00p.m.
Entry is free and open to all film fans.

Kindly note that in order to attend the movie screening it will be necessary to register beforehand. To register, call 020-2898510 or email your name and contact details to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp. If you plan to attend the movie screening with a friend and/or family member, please include their names as you register for yourself.

January 14, 2014 at 12:49 pm Leave a comment

Screening: Three for the Road, Sept. 28 2013 @ Japan Information & Culture Centre – Embassy of Japan

Three for the Road
Date: Saturday, 28th September 2013
Time: 2 pm
Gates Open: 1:30 pm
Venue: Japan Information & Culture Centre, Embassy of Japan, Mara Road, Upper Hill

Screening: Three for the Road

Synopsis
YAJI has lost his wife and son to an epidemic and he lives alone in a ramshackle row house, eking out a living sculpting fancy pastries. He is in love with OKINO, a popular local courtesan, but she remains frustratingly beyond his reach.

Okino decides to lie to Yaji, pleading “Help me run away to see my dying father one last time.” Yaji rises to the occasion and proclaims he will engineer her escape from the pleasure quarters and take her to her native village.
Just then, a man appears outside the window. He is KITA, Yaji’s childhood friend. A second-rate actor, Kita has just totally screwed up an important part on stage and has lost his will to live. Kita decides Yaji and Okino’s impending journey is the perfect way out of his predicament and pesters Yaji to let him join them…

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In order to attend the movie screening, kindly note that it will be necessary to register beforehand. Early registration will also be necessary prior to attending functions at the Embassy of Japan.

To register, kindly send an email to jinfocul@nb.mofa.go.jp or call 020-2898510.

For more information on the movie, check out their website http://www.ke.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc.html; call 020-2898510

September 25, 2013 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment


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