Japan Film Festival 2012
The Japan Foundation and Consulate General of Japan at Calgary present an annual
celebration of contemporary Japanese cinema showcasing films that rarely screen in
North America. All films in Japanese with English sub-titles.
Director: Junji Sakamoto
Based on the real biannual community kabuki festival in the little town of Oshiki, this lovingly rendered drama/comedy highlights the simple transformational magic of theatre in a community making their struggles, travails and joys believable. Nominated for eight 2012 Japanese... view more
Director: Shinobu Yaguchi
In this light hearted comedy, the film revolves around how a great variety of aviation professionals such as pilots, flight attendants, the ground crew, mechanics, dispatchers, controllers, and the bird patrol crew all support the safety on every flight, until... view more
Director: Sumio Ohmori
This film’s story is indicative of the Japanese spirit. It is a about a group of underdogs who compete in what is Japan’s biggest University relay race, the Ekiden, which is telecast throughout the country. This particular group, through some... view more
Director: Kichi Taro
This enticing period melodrama depicts a long-suffering woman’s relationship with her brilliant but self-destructive writer husband in postwar Tokyo. Takako Matsu won many International Film Festival Best Actress Awards for her role in this film.