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Japanese Film Festival 2008

What The Embassy of Japan and the Singapore Film Society bring you another fine selection of the best of Japanese Cinema in this year's Japanese Film Festival, from 22 - 31 August 2008. This year, we highlight the importance of the Woman in Japanese films.....
When 22 August 2008 (Friday) - 31 August 2008 (Sunday)
Where National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre
93 Stamford Road Singapore 178897
Admission

Free Admission Programme

Screenings highlighted in RED on the screening schedule are free. Tickets for Free-Admission screenings are issued on the same day of the screening session on a first-come, first-served basis, from 7pm on weekdays and from 10.30am on weekends and public holidays. Tickets can be collected at the SFS desk outside the Gallery Theatre.


Paid Admission Programme

Ticket sales start 12 August 2008

S$9.50 (Public)
S$7.50 (SFS members)*


Counter Sales

Tickets for paid screenings are available for purchase at the National Museum of Singapore, Stamford Visitor Services Counter (level 1) between 10am and 7.30pm daily.


For general enquiries: 6332 3659 / 6332 5642

* Singapore Film Society (SFS) members are entitled to purchase discounted tickets at S$7.50 each, upon producing a valid SFS membership card or Reel Card at point of purchase. One discounted ticket per member per screening session.


SEATING

Seating for ALL festival screenings is on a free-seating basis. The festival’s venue provides for wheelchair access to the theatre.

 

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The Embassy of Japan and the Singapore Film Society bring you another fine selection of the best of Japanese Cinema in this year's Japanese Film Festival, from 22 - 31 August 2008. This year, we highlight the importance of the Woman in Japanese films -- heroine, antagonist, muse and more. Explore the exciting work of female director KAWASE Naomi, one of Japan's most promising young directors and two-time award winner at Cannes: The Camera d'Or for Best New Director in 1997 and the Grand Prix in 2007 (The Mourning Forest). We also pay homage to the work of master director NARUSE Mikio and acclaimed actress-director TANAKA Kinuyo. With simplicity and great observation, Naruse mastered the shomin-geki -- films about the lower-middle class -- with unparallelled subtlety and compassion. KUROSAWA Akira likened Naruse's style of melodrama to "a great river with a calm surface and a raging current in its depths". Tanaka began her film career as a leading actress and muse for several directors, especially MIZOGUCHI Kenji with whom she collaborated in 15 movies. In 1953, she became Japan's first female director with Love Letter. Come join us in discovering the various influences of femininity on and behind the silver screen.

Visit the festival site for more details... sfs.org.sg/jff2008

** Special Screening of Sandakan No. 8 - Prelude **
In Competition for Golden Bear in Berlinale 1975, Sandakan No. 8 is Japanese director Kumai Kei’s best known work and it tells the moving story of the life of a karayuki-san (juvenile prostitute) in the Japanese colonies of Southeast Asia in the early twentieth century. More details here