philippines-japan friendship month celebration | eiga sai

2008 JFM EVENTS SCHEDULE

July

  • Japanese Film Festival “Eiga Sai ‘08” opens on July 8
    July 8, 2008 (Tuesday) at 7:00 p.m. (Invitational Opening)
    > Shangri-La Plaza Cinema 3, Edsa, Mandaluyong City
    July 8 to 13, 26 and 27

    > CCP Dream Theater, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
    August 7 to 10; 2pm, 5pm, and 7pm – 4 pm (Thursday to Sunday)

    > UP Film Institute, Diliman, Quezon City
    August 11 to 14 and 16; 4pm and 7pm – 4 pm (Monday to Thursday and Saturday)

  • The Gift of Dance: An Okinawa-Manila Performance
    Philamlife Auditorium, UN Avenue, Ermita, Manila
    July 3, 2008; 7:30 pm (Thursday)

eiga sai opens on july 8




In celebration of Philippines – Japan Friendship Month, the Japan Foundation, Manila, in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan, the Shangri-La Plaza Mall, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and the UP Film Institute presents a glimpse of the Japanese culture in Eiga Sai ’08.

This year’s offering brings together 5 contemporary, 1 classical and 2 animae/manga films in 35mm format that would surely amuse Japanese film enthusiasts and the general public as well. An invitational screening of We Shall Overcome Someday (Pacchigi) by director Kazuyuki Izutsu will be held on July 8, 2008 (Tuesday) at 7:00 p.m. at the Shangri-La Plaza Cinema 3, Edsa, Mandaluyong City.

The film story tells about the situation during the 1960’s in Japan, the romance between a Japanese and an ethnic North Korean high school student, the sets of cultural differences intertwined by love and passion conquering its boundaries, which is torn by the realities of issues of life that still prevails. Likewise, it deals with music, sexual liberation, freedom and about doing what you want. We Shall Overcome Someday was ranked as the best Japanese film by the venerable Kinema Junpo in 2005.

Other films to be featured are Linda Linda Linda (Rinda Rinda Rinda, 2005, directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita), Canary (Kanaria , 2004, directed by Akihiko Shiota), Hanging Garden (Kuchu teien, 2005, directed by Toshiaki Toyoda), A Stranger of Mine (Unmei ja nai hito, 2004, directed by Kenji Uchida), and Juvenile Jungle (Kurutta Kajitsu, 1956, directed by Ko Nakahira).

In line with the celebration, the J-Pop Anime Matsuri to be hosted by the Embassy of Japan will be held on July 26 and 27 and the event includes the preview screenings of Chibi Maruko Chan (1990, written by Momoko Sakura) and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Toki o Kakeru Shōujo, 2001, directed by Mamoru Hosoda), a multi-awarded animae film that received the Grand Prize Award in the animation division of the 2006 Japan Media Arts Festival and the Special Distinction for Feature Film Awards at France 31st Annecy International Film Festival in June 2007.

All films will be shown with English subtitles. Screening venues are at the Shangri-La Plaza Cinema 3 (July 8 to 13, 26 & 27), CCP Dream Theater (August 7 to 10), and UP Film Institute (August 11 to 14 & 16). ADMISSION IS FREE. For detailed screening schedules and inquiries, please check the Japan Foundation, Manila website: http://www.jfmo.org.ph or call the JFM telephone numbers 811-6155 to 58.

eiga sai 2008 screening schedule

Shangri-la Plaza

DATE

TIME

TITLE

July 8 (Tue) 7:00 PM We Shall Overcome Someday
July 9 (Wed) 2:00 PM Hanging Garden
4:00 PM Canary
6:00 PM A Stranger of Mine
8:00 PM Juvenile Jungle
July 10 (Thu) 2:00 PM Hanging Garden
4:00 PM Linda Linda Linda
6:00 PM Juvenile Jungle
8:00 PM A Stranger of Mine
July 11 (Fri) 2:00 PM Canary
4:00 PM Hanging Garden
6:00 PM Linda Linda Linda
8:00 PM We Shall Overcome Someday
July 12 (Sat) 2:00 PM Linda Linda Linda
4:00 PM Canary
6:00 PM We Shall Overcome Someday
8:00 PM Hanging Garden
July 13 (Sun) 2:00 PM A Stranger of Mine
4:00 PM We Shall Overcome Someday
6:00 PM Juvenile Jungle
8:00 PM Linda Linda Linda
J-POP ANIME MATSURI
July 26 (Sat) 11:30 AM Doraemon
1:30 PM Doraemon
4:00 PM Chibi Maruko Chan (Movie)
6:00 PM The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
8:00 PM Chibi Maruko Chan (Movie)
July 27 (Sun) 11:30 AM Doraemon
2:00 PM The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
5:00 PM Chibi Maruko Chan (Movie)
8:00 PM The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Cultural Center of the Philippines

Aug 7 (Thu) 2:00 PM Canary
5:00 PM Juvenile Jungle
7:00 PM Hanging Garden
Aug 8 (Fri) 2:00 PM A Stranger of Mine
5:00 PM Juvenile Jungle
7:00 PM Canary
Aug 9 (Sat) 2:00 PM Linda Linda Linda
5:00 PM We Shall Overcome Someday
7:00 PM A Stranger of Mine
Aug 10 (Sun) 2:00 PM Chibi Maruko Chan (Movie)
5:00 PM We Shall Overcome Someday
7:00 PM Linda Linda Linda

UP Film Institute

Aug 11 (Mon) 4:00 PM We Shall Overcome Someday
7:00 PM Linda Linda Linda
Aug 12 (Tue) 4:00 PM Juvenile Jungle
7:00 PM Hanging Garden
Aug 13 (Wed) 4:00 PM A Stranger of Mine
7:00 PM Canary
Aug 14 (Thu) 4:00 PM Canary
7:00 PM We Shall Overcome Someday
Aug 16 (Sat) 4:00 PM Chibi Maruko Chan (Movie)
7:00 PM A Stranger of Mine

the gift of dance: an okinawa- manila

performance

Okinawa and Manila have been enjoying special relations for hundreds of years and significantly, Okinawan migrants have settled and consequently still enjoy a harmonious life in Manila.

In line with this historical background, the Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) and the Embassy of Japan, in cooperation with the City of Manila and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), present “Okinawan Buyo: An Okinawa- Manila Joint Performance” featuring the Sinaglahi Dance Troupe and the Okinawa Culture Society, on July 3, Thursday, 7:30 PM at the Philamlife Auditorium, UN Avenue, Ermita, Manila. The special performance formally launches the month-long celebration of Philippines-Japan Friendship in July.

The event features an Okinawa dance troupe composed of prominent musicians – including a national artist, will showcase Japanese classical court and folk dances. The audience will undoubtedly be presented with the cheerful arts of Okinawa which is a fusion of the best art styles of Okinawa’s longtime trading partners – China and Southeast Asian countries. The said performance of the Okinawa Culture Association will be complemented by performances of Philippine folk songs and dances by the Sinaglahi Dance Troupe.

Admission is free. For reservations, call the JapanFoundation, Manila at 811-6155 to 58, or email email@jfmo.og.ph.

~ ni lunabertigo sa 25 Hunyo 2008.

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  1. Bakit ‘pag japanese ang nagpe-perform sa ‘pinas nasa CCP sila. ‘Pag pinoy ang nagpe-perform sa japan, nasa club lang? hmmm?

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