All films are subtitled in Thai unless specified otherwise.
Free admission at the JF Auditorium of the Japan Foundation, Bangkok.
Starting from 18:30 and is limited to 40 seats due to social distancing regulations.
Seven Days War
Friday, October 7, 2022
Directed by MURANO Yuta
2019 | 88 mins.
Few days before the summer vacation starts, in a small country town in Japan, 10th grader Mamoru Suzuhara finds out that his neighbor Aya is moving away in two days due to family matters. Mamoru has had a crush on Aya, whom he has grown up with, but has been unable to confess his love to her. The next morning, he suggests to her out of the blue that they run away together until her birthday. He is overjoyed when Aya agrees, but somehow his classmates Kaori, Soma, Saki, and Hiroto end up joining them in their escape. They scheme to run away from home just for a week to celebrate Aya’s 17th birthday while she’s still in town. Their destination is a former coal factory.
Kappa – A River Goblin and Sampei
Friday, October 14, 2022
Directed by HIRATA Toshio
1992 | 90 mins.
Sumpei lives in the beautiful countryside with his grandfather. His school mate call Sampei a “ River goblin ”Because of how he looks, but in reality, Sampei is never a good swimmer. One day while he is sneakily practicing for the swimming competition in the River , he is caught in the muddy stream. When he gains his consciousness, he realizes that he is now in the land of goblins.
Tomb Stone for Fireflies
Friday, October 21, 2022
Directed by TAKAHATA Isao
1988 | 88 mins.
This Animated film, based on the novel by NOSAKA Akiyuki, tells the story of family in war, Seita and his younger sister Setsuko who are Orphaned and must try to survive during wartime.
The Glass Rabbit
Friday, October 28, 2022
Directed by SHIBUICHI Setsuko
2005 | 84 mins.
The animation ‘Glass Rabbit’ is based on the best-selling novel by Takagi Toshiko that was originally released in 1977. The Glass Rabbit portrays the horrors of life and death during the air raids on Tokyo during World War II. It wishes to express to current generations the effects and fears of war so that people will struggle for peace.