|Friday, March 3, 2017|
Directed by Shinobu Yagushi
Consumer electronics company employee Kobayashi is ordered to develop a bipedal robot, but fails miserably. He comes up with a plan to pass off a human in a suit as a robot, and finds an elderly man named Suzuki who fits inside the suit perfectly, but…
|Friday, March 10, 2017|
Juvennile boys meet the Future
Directed by Tamazaki Takashi
In the summer of the year 2000, 11-year-old Yusuke, and his classmates are camping in a woods when suddenly they see a bright light streak over the treetops and into the woods. The boys take off into the woods towards the light. There in the ground, growing, they find a small round metallic object. Just as Yusuke reaches to touch the mysterious object up pops a set of eyes and the object says; “I am Tetra, I meet Yusuke”. Startled Yusuke replies, “Your name is Tetra? Cool!” Tetra is kept from adult eyes in Yusuke’s closet. Tetra begins creating wonderful gadgets using “never-seen-before” technology. It would appear Tetra was designed with some ultra-high-tech artificial intelligence. But where this Tetra comes from and what is Tetra’s purpose? As the relationship grows between Yusuke and Tetra, these questions are answered.
|Friday, March 17, 2017|
Darkness in the light
Directed by Kei Kumai
The story is about a group of reporters trying to find the truth of lethal gas incident in Matsumoto and that the suspect, Kambe, was innocent. The said incident happened 1 year before the Sarin gas incident in the subway of Tokyo.
|Friday, March 24, 2017|
Children who chase the lost voice
Directed by Shinkai Makoto
One day Asuna hears a mysterious song on her crystal radio, a memento of her father. On the way to her favorite mountain, she is attacked by a strange beast and is saved by Shun who comes from a faraway land. He tells her that he came to the surface in order to meet someone. The two begin to open their hearts to each other, but Shun suddenly disappears. Asuna learns of the mythological underworld from her new homeroom teacher, Mr. Morisaki. Just then, Shin, a boy who looks just like Shun appears before Asuna. She finally discovers Morisaki’s secret. Asuna, Mr. Morisaki, and Shin, each with their own feelings in their hearts, set out on a journey into a land of legends…
|Friday, March 31, 2017|
The Place Promised in our Early day
Directed by Shinkai Makoto
In an alternate timeline, post-World War II Japan has been divided and occupied by two rival powers. Hokkaido has been annexed by the “UNION” while Honshu and the other southern islands have come under U.S. occupation. Hiroki, Takuya and Sayuri are two young boys and a girl living in Aomori, the closest province in Honshu to Hokkaido. These three young classmates become fascinated by the gigantic yet mysterious tower that they see across the Tsugaru Strait, promising that one day they will build and fly an aircraft to the tower to unravel its mystery. However, their project is abandoned after Sayuri’s sudden disappearance. Three years later, Hiroki finds out that Sayuri has been in a coma for the past three years, a state that is somehow linked to the secrets of the UNION tower.
*** 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. ***