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Japanese Film Festival 1999

Magnitude / マグニチュード (1998) by Sugawara Hiroshi / 菅原 浩志
Bloom in the Moonlight / わが愛の譜 滝廉太郎物語 (1993) by Sawai Shinichiro / 澤井 信一郎
Children of the Island / 二十四の瞳 (1997) by Asama Yoshitaka / 朝間 義隆
Faraway Sunset / 遠き落日 (1992) by Koyama Seijiro / 神山 征二郎
Haunted School / 学校の怪談 (1995) by Hirayama Hideyuki / 平山 秀幸
Kids Return / キッズ リターン (1996) by Kitano Takeshi / 北野 武
Love Suicide at Sonezaki / 曽根崎心中 (1981) by Midori Kurisaki / 栗崎 碧
MacArthur's Children / 瀬戸内少年野球団 (1984) by Shinoda Masahiro / 篠田 正浩
Many Happy Returns / 教祖誕生 (1993) by Toshihiro Tenma / 天満 敏広
Musashino High Voltage Towers / 鉄塔武蔵野線 (1997) by Nagao Naoki / 長尾 直樹
My Secret Cache / ひみつの花園 (1997) by Yaguchi Shinobu / 矢口 史靖
A Scene at the Sea / あの夏、いちばん静かな海。 (1991) by Kitano Takeshi / 北野 武
Takeshi: Childhood Days / 少年時代 (1990) by Shinoda Masahiro / 篠田 正浩
The Wild Daisy / 野菊の墓 (1981) by Sawai Shinichiro / 澤井 信一郎

Japanese Film Festival 2000 - 7th October - 15th October 2000

Focus on Mizoguchi Kenji / 溝口 健二
Ugetsu / 雨月物語 (1953) by Mizoguchi Kenji / 溝口 健二
Sansho the Bailiff / 山椒大夫 (1954) by Mizoguchi Kenji / 溝口 健二
The Taira Clan Saga / 新平家物語 (1955) by Mizoguchi Kenji / 溝口 健二
Street of Shame / 赤線地帯 (1956) by Mizoguchi Kenji / 溝口 健二

Wait and See / あ、春 (1998) by Somai Shinji / 相米 慎二
Amateur Singing Contest / のど自慢 (1999) by Izutsu Kazuyuki / 井筒 和幸
Give It All / がんばっていきまっしょい (1998) by Isomura Itsumichi / 磯村 一路
The Makioka Sisters / 細雪 (1983) by Ichikawa Kon / 市川 崑
Muddy River / 泥の河 (1981) by Oguri Kohei / 小栗 康平
Take Me to the Snowland / 私をスキーに連れてって (1987) by Baba Yasuo / 馬場 康夫
Free & Easy Special Version / 釣りバカ日誌スペシャル (1994) by Morisaki Azuma / 森崎 東
Tora-san, My Uncle / 男はつらいよ ぼくの伯父さん (1990) by Yamada Yoji / 山田 洋次
The Terrible Couple / 翔んだカップル (1980) by Somai Shinji / 相米 慎二
Diary of Early Winter Shower / 時雨の記 (1998) by Sawai Shinichiro / 澤井 信一郎
Memories of You / ラブストーリーを君に (1988) by Sawai Shinichiro / 澤井 信一郎

Japanese Film Festival 2001 - 29th September - 7th October 2001


Focus on Akira Kurosawa
THE BAD SLEEP WELL (WARUI YATSU HODO YOKU NEMURU) Directed by Akira Kurosawa
QUIET DUEL (SHIZUKANARU KETTO) Directed by Akira Kurosawa
RED BEARD (AKAHIGE) Directed by Akira Kurosawa
NOT YET (MADADAYO) Directed by Akira Kurosawa
SANJURO (TSUBAKI SANJURO) Directed by Akira Kurosawa
DOOMED (TO LIVE) (IKIRU) Directed by Akira Kurosawa
NOWHERE MAN (MUNO NO HITO) Directed by Naoto Takenaka
BEIJING WATERMELON (PEKIN TEKI SUIKA) Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi
TORA-SAN TAKES A VACATION (OTOKO WA TSURAI YO: TORAJIRO NO KYUJITSU) Directed by Yoji Yamada
KIKUJIRO (KIKUJIRO NO NATSU) Directed by Takeshi Kitano
ADRENALINE DRIVE Directed by Shinobu Yaguchi
DON'T LOOK BACK (DOKO MADE MO IKOU) Directed by Akihiko Shiota
NABBIE'S LOVE (NABBIE NO KOI) Directed by Yuji Nakane

Japanese Film Festival 2002 - 11 October - 20 October 2002


Lightning [Inazuma] Directed by: Mikio Naruse
Flowing [Nagareru] Directed by: Mikio Naruse
Ugetsu [Ugetsu Monogatari] Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi
Juvenile [Jubunairu] Directed by: Takashi Yamazaki
First Love [Hatsukoi] Directed by: Tetsuo Shinohara
Fifteen [Gakko 4] Directed by: Yoji Yamada
Ozamu Tezuka's Anime Directed by: Osamu Tezuka
Jumping (1984) Pictures At An Exhibition (1966)
Broken Down Film (1985)

Japanese Film Festival 2003 - September 26 - 5 October 2003

TWILIGHT SAMURAI [Tasogare Seibei] Directed by: Yamada Yoji
MOONLIGHT WHISPER [Gekko no Sasayaki] Directed by: Shiota Akihiko
MILLENNIUM ACTRESS [Sennen joyu] Directed by: Kon Satoshi

Focus on Fukasaku Kinji (1930-2003)
LOVERS LOST [Dotonborigawa]
THE GEISHA HOUSE [OMOCHA]
AMATEUR SINGING CONTEST [Nodo jiman]

A commemoration of Ozu Yasujiro's 100th birthday and 40th anniversary of death Ozu Yasujiro (1903-1963)
I WAS BORN, BUT ... [Umarete wa mita keredo]
LATE SPRING [Banshun]
TOKYO STORY [Tokyo monogatari]
EQUINOX FLOWER [Higanbana]
THE END OF SUMMER [Kohayagawa-ke no aki]
AN AUTUMN AFTERNOON [Sanma no aji]
TOKYO-GA Directed by: Wim Wenders

Japanese Film Festival 2004: Tokyo Stories 24 September - 3 October 2004


Focus on Yamada Yoji

IT'S TOUGH BEING A MAN [OTOKO WA TSURAI YO] Directed by: Yamada Yoji
TORA-SAN'S SUNRISE AND SUNSET [OTOKO WA TSURAI YO: YUYAKE KOYAKE] Directed by: Yamada Yoji
THE YELLOW HANDKERCHIEF [SHIAWASE NO KIIROI HANKACHI] Directed by: Yamada Yoji
MY SONS [MUSUKO] Directed by: Yamada Yoji

Focus on Ichikawa Jun

BU.SU Directed by: Ichikawa Jun
TSUGUMI Directed by: Ichikawa Jun
TADON AND CHIKUWA Directed by: Ichikawa Jun
OSAKA STORY [OSAKA MONOGATARI] Directed by: Ichikawa Jun
TOKYO DRIFTERS [TOKYO NAGAREMONO] Directed by: Suzuki Seijun
SCOUTMAN [PAIN] Directed by: Ishioka Masato
EDO PORN [HOKUSAI MANGA] Directed by: Shindo Kaneto
THE TASTE OF TEA [CHA NO AJI] Directed by: Ishii Katsuhito

Japanese Film Festival 2005: Adaptations 28 September - 9 October 2005


Focus on Nomura Yoshitaro (1919-2005)

ZERO FOCUS [ZERO NO SHOTEN] Directed by: Nomura Yoshitaro
THE CASTLE OF SAND [SUNA NO UTSUWA] Directed by: Nomura Yoshitaro
THE INCIDENT [JIKEN] Directed by: Nomura Yoshitaro

Focus on Ichikawa Kon

CONFLAGRATION [ENJO] Directed by: Ichikawa Kon
I AM A CAT [WAGAHAI WA NEKO DE ARU] Directed by: Ichikawa Kon
THE PHOENIX [HI NO TORI] Directed by: Ichikawa Kon
THE MAKIOKA SISTERS [SASAME-YUKI] Directed by: Ichikawa Kon
TONY TAKITANI Directed by: Ichikawa Jun
A LAUGHING FROG [WARAU KAERU] Directed by: Hirayama Hideyuki
L'AMANT Directed by: Hiroki Ryuichi
JOSEE, THE TIGER AND THE FISH [JOZE TO TORA TO SAKANA TACHI] Directed by: Inudo Isshin
LETTER FROM THE MOUNTAIN [AMIDA-DO DAYORI] Directed by: Koizumi Takashi
THE TRAGEDY OF "W" [W NO HIGEKI] Directed by: Sawai Shinichiro
AND THEN [SOREKARA] Directed by: Morita Yoshimitsu
WHEN THE RAIN LIFTS [AME AGARU] Directed by: Koizumi Takashi
POPPOYA -- RAILROAD MAN Directed by: Furuhata Yasuo

Japanese Film Festival 2006: Friendship 21 October - 29 October 2006


Director-in-Focus : Kitano Takeshi
KIDS RETURN Directed by: Kitano Takeshi
FIREWORKS [HANA-BI] Directed by: Kitano Takeshi KIKUJIRO [KIKUJIRO NO NATSU] Directed by: Kitano Takeshi

Director-in-attendance : Ogigami Naoko
YOSHINO’S BARBER SHOP [BARBER YOSHINO] Directed by: Ogigami Naoko
KAMOME DINER [KAMOME SHOKUDO] Directed by: Ogigami Naoko

FINAL FANTASY VII: ADVENT CHILDREN Directed by: Nomura Tetsuya/ Nozue Takeshi
CAPTAIN HARLOCK IN ARCADIA [WAGA SEISHUN NO ARCADIA] Directed by: Katsumata Tomoharu
ROBOCON Directed by: Furumaya Tomoyuki
A CLASS TO REMEMBER [GAKKO] Directed by: Yamada Yoji
A CLASS TO REMEMBER II (Also Known as THE LEARNING CIRCLE) [GAKKO II] Directed by: Yamada Yoji
A CLASS TO REMEMBER IV (Also Known as FIFTEEN) [GAKKO IV] Directed by: Yamada Yoji
SCARRED ANGELS [KIZU DARAKE NO TENSHI] Directed by: Sakamoto Junji
FREE AND EASY SPECIAL VERSION [TSURI-BAKA NISSHI SPECIAL] Directed by: Morisaki Azuma
DIXIELAND DAIMYO [JAZZ DAIMYO] Directed by: Okamoto Kihachi
THE ALL-OUT NINE- FIELD OF NIGHTMARES [GYAKKYO NINE] Directed by: Hasumi Eiichiro
WE SHALL OVERCOME SOMEDAY [PACCHIGI!] Directed by: Izutsu Kazuyuki
THE PROFESSOR AND HIS BELOVED EQUATION [HAKASE NO AISHITA SUSHIKI] Directed by: Koizumi Takashi
DEAD RUN [SHISSO] Directed by: Sabu LINDA LINDA LINDA Directed by: Yamashita Nobuhiro

Japanese Film Festival 2007: True.Romance 15 September - 23 September 2007


Actress-in-Attendance Yoshiyuki Kazuko

Director-in-Focus Imamura Shohei

Black Rain (Kuroi Ame) Directed by: IMAMURA Shohei
The Ballad of Narayama (Narayama Bushiko) Directed by: IMAMURA Shohei
Vengeance Is Mine (Fukushû suruwa wareniari) Directed by: IMAMURA Shohei
Eejanaika Directed by: IMAMURA Shohei
Nianchan Directed by: IMAMURA Shohei

Director-in-Attendance Ichikawa

Jun Dying at a Hospital (Byoin de shinu toiukoto) Directed by: ICHIKAWA Jun
Tokyo Marigold Directed by: ICHIKAWA Jun
How to Become Myself (Ashita no watashi no tsukurikata) Directed by: ICHIKAWA Jun

Inochi Directed by: SHINOHARA Tetsuo
The Sting of Death (Shi no Toge) Directed by: OGURI Kohei
The Strange Tale of Oyuki (Bokuto Kidan) Directed by: SHINDO Kaneto
Faraway Sunset (Toki rakujitsu) Directed by: KOYAMA Seijiro
Hachiko (Hachiko Monogatari) Directed by: KOYAMA Seijiro
Lost in the Wilderness (Uemura Naomi Monogatari) Directed by: SATO Junya
Appassionata (Jo no mai) Directed by: NAKAJIMA Sadao
Oriume Directed by: MATSUI Hisako
Gabai Granny (Saga no gabai baachan) Directed by: KURAUCHI Hitoshi
Life Can Be So Wonderful (Sekai wa tokidoki utsukushii) Directed by: MINORIKAWA Osamu
Moon and Cherry (Tsuki to Cherry) Directed by: TANADA Yuki
Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story (Megumi hikisakareta kazoku no sanjyuunen) Directed by: Patty KIM, Chris SHERIDAN


Japanese Film Festival 2008: Jyo-yuu 22 - 31 August 2008

Director-in-Focus NARUSE Mikio
- Floating Clouds
- Ginza Cosmetics
- Mother
- A Wanderer's Notebook

Actress in Focus TANAKA Kinuyo
- Love Letter
- The Eternal Breasts
- Actress
- Sansho the Bailiff
- A Hen in the Wind

Director-in-Attendance / Focus KAWASE Naomi
- The Mourning Forest
- Shara
- Embracing
- Sky, Wind, Fire, Water, Earth
- Katatsumori
- See Heaven
- The Setting Sun
- Birth / Mother

Director-in-Attendance MATSUOKA Naomi
- Broken Blossom
- Pathos

Director-in-Attendance MATSUE Tetsuaki
- Summer Vacation with Naomi Kawase
- Every Japanese Woman Makes Her Own Curry

Japanese Currents
- Sakuran
- Shadow of Sand
- Harmful Insect
- The Milk Woman
- Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story


Japanese Film Festival 2009: Horror 25 - 30 August 2009 (2009 site)

Director-in-Focus MASUMURA Yasuzo
- MOJU / Blind Beast
- MANJI

Japanese Classics
- HAUSU / House
- The Ghost Story of Yotsuya
- Onibaba

Japanese Currents

- RAMPO NOIR
- KICHIKU Banquet of the Beasts
- Strange Circus - Audience Award
- A Snake of June


Japanese Film Festival 2010: Youth 19 - 29 August 2010 (2010 site)

Japanese Classics - Focus on Japanese New Wave
- A Man Vanishes
- Hogs and Warships
- Ototo
- Good for Nothing
- Bloody Thirst
- A Flame at the Pier


Director-in-Focus OSHIMA Nagisa
- Boy
- Diary of Shinjuku Thief
- Sing a Song of Sex
- Sinner in Paradise

Focus on PIA Film Festival
- Stranger of Mine
- Water Flower
- Fourteen
- ASYL
- Mime Mime

Focus on NDJC - New Directions in Japanese Cinema by VIPO
- The Bus to Heaven

- Goodby George Adamski
- Seismic Girl
- Babin
- Restaurant UFO
- A Lying Woman's Daybreak
- Bloom
- The Sparkling Amber
- Kudan
- A Third Skin

Japanese Currents
- Air Doll
- Bare Essence of Life (Ultra Miracle Love Story)
- Fish Story - Audience Award
- LALAPIPO - A Lot of People
- Live Tape
- Yuriko's Aroma
- Sweet Little Lies (Closing Film
)

Akira Kurosawa : 18 - 30 April 2011 (2011 site)

- 姿三四郎 / SANSHIRO SUGATA
- 一番美しく / THE MOST BEAUTIFUL
- 続姿三四郎 / SANSHIRO SUGATA 2
- 虎の尾を踏む男達 / THOSE WHO STEP ON THE TAIL OF THE TIGER
- わが青春に悔なし / NO REGRETS FOR OUR YOUTH
- 素晴らしき日曜日 / ONE WONDERFUL SUNDAY
- 醉いどれ天使 / DRUNKEN ANGEL
- 野良犬 / STRAY DOG
- 静かなる決闘 / QUIET DUEL
- 羅生門 / RASHOMON
- 醜聞(スキャンダル) / SCANDAL
- 白痴 / THE IDIOT
- 生きる / IKIRU
- 七人の侍 / SEVEN SAMURAI
- 蜘蛛巣城 / THE THRONE OF BLOOD
- どん底 / THE LOWER DEPTHS
- 隠し砦の三悪人 / THE HIDDEN FORTRESS
- 悪い奴ほどよく眠る / THE BAD SLEEP WELL
- 用心棒 / YOJIMBO
- 椿三十郎 / SANJURO
- 天国と地獄 / HIGH AND LOW

concept and strategy by LUNA DIGITAL
Japanese Film Festival Singapore 2011 | シンガポール日本映画祭 2011 | July 2-10 | Gallery Theatre National Museum of Singapore