|July : Horror|
|Friday, July 1, 2016|
Directed by HIRAYAMA Hideyuki (平山秀幸)
A suburban elementary school is haunted as a boy accidentally knocks the head of a “Haniwa” like figure and it is broken. The pupils, one after another, are trapped in the old school building and are horrored by evil spirits. This film is a commercially successful blending of old Japanese ghost tales with relatively modern special effects. The blend of fantasy, horror and comedy and the school setting made the film popular among young audiences.
|Friday, July 8, 2016|
Tombstone for Fire flies [Hotaru no Haka] Directed by TAKAHATA Isao (高畑勲)
This animated film, based on the novel by NOSAKA Akiyuki, tells the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko who are orphaned and must try to survive during wartime.
|Friday, July 15, 2016|
Ghost pub (居酒屋ゆうれい)
Directed by WATANABE Takayoshi (渡邊孝好)
Sotaro runs a small Japanese-style drinking pub in Yokohama. He promises his wife Shizuko on her deathbed that he will never marry again. But he soon agrees to the marriage with Satoko, a lovely young woman. No sooner does she moves in than Shizuko returns as a ghost to haunt the new Couple. The story becomes more and more complicated and ends up with a happy result.
|Friday, July 22, 2016|
The Ugetsu Story (雨月物語)
Directed by MIZOGUCHI Kenji (溝口健二)
A potter Genjuro and his family go off to a castle town to peddle a large quantity of their ware. On their way, Genjuro feels uneasiness and danger of war, and lets his wife and children turn back home. Genjuro sells his ware with great zeal. When he delivers a large purchase of ware to the KUCHIKI residence, Genjuro is fascinated by beautiful WAKASA. He is lured on to spend joyful days with her. When he knows the truth that WAKASA is a ghost, he returns home where he is welcomed warmly by his wife who is also a ghost as she has been killed on her way to return home.
|Friday, July 29, 2016|
Good Bye for Tomorrow (あした)
Directed by OBAYASHI Nobuhiko (大林宣彦)
Three months after the small passenger boat “Yobuko-maru” sinks off the coast of Onomichi, killing all 9 aboard, various relatives of the dead receive mysterious messages telling them to meet at midnight on Yobuko beach. One by one, the relatives who have faith in the “promise” of their dead loved ones gather at the beach. This gathering leads to all kinds of comic complications.
*** 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. ***