JF Theatre (Film screenings) in January 2017: Takeshi Kitano


JF Theatre 2017
January : Takeshi Kitano

Friday, January 6, 2017
KID RETURNS [kizzu Retaan] Directed By Takeshi Kitano
108 mins.

Masaru and Shinji are closed friends who always cut classes and spend all their time fooling around. In a noodle restaurant, they first make the acquaintance of some yakuza gangsters. Later on, Shinji is trained hard as a boxer while Masaru Joins the yakuza as an ambitious young hoodlum. Each one has his own way of life until a few years later, both friends run into each other by chance and they make their way back to their old school.

Friday, January 13, 2017
KiKujiro [KIKUJIRO NO NATSU] Directed By Takeshi Kitano
132 mins.

Masao, a third grader, has nothing to look forward to during his summer vacation. He decides to go on an adventure to Aichi Prefecture, where his mother lives. He is accompanied by Kikujiro, a man who has never had a serious job in his life. Both of them have many adventures as well as a happy time. They finally find that his mother moved away.

Many Happy Return
Many Happy Return
Friday, January 20, 2017
Many Happy Return [kyoso Tanjo]
Directed By Tenma Toshihiro
95 mins.

A young man named Kazuo TAKAYAMA runs across a religious group whose founder cures an old woman in a wheelchair, restoring her power to walk by a simple touch. Kazuo grows more interested in this new religion and tries to get more followers. He devotes himself to their activities. After a big conflict in the group, Kazuo leads the group over the difficult time and forms a team trying to start another religion.

Tear Behind the joke
Tear Behind the joke
Friday, January 27, 2017
Tear Behind the joke [KanaShii Kibunde Jooku]
Directed by Masaharu Seigawa
108 mins.

Hiroshi IGARASHI is a very popular comedian. His wife left him with a ten year old son. Hiroshi leaves his son to Zempei, his manager because of his tight schedule. One day, he is shocked to be told by a doctor that his son is very sick and he has a few months left to live. Since that day on, Hiroshi reduces his work volume in order to stay with his son as long as possible.

*** All films are subtitled in Thai unless specified otherwise ***
*** Free admission at the Seminar Room of the Japan Foundation, Bangkok

at 18.30 hours on Friday. ***