JF Theatre (Film screenings) in September 2016: Mysterious


JF Theatre 2016
September : MYSTERIOUS

Friday, September 2, 2016
GLASSES [Megane]
Directed by Ogigami Naoko
106 mins.

Taeko comes to a small seaside town one early spring for some time off and stay at the “Hamada” where distinctive character seems to gather. From mysterious Sakura to high school teacher Haruna. There is also strange exercise Merci taiso which the residents on the island do as part of their daily routine but only during spring. At first Taeko bewildered with the life on the island but as she spends more time, she begins to blend in.

Turtle are Surprizing Fast Swimmers
Turtle are Surprizing Fast Swimmers
Friday, September 9, 2016
Turtle are Surprizing Fast Swimmers
Directed by Miki Satoshi
90 mins.

Life as a boring housewife makes Suzume feel like she is disappearing. But when she starts to question herself, she accidentally sees an advertisement for recruiting a spy. New adventures bring back Suzume’s energy and enthusiasm in life.

Friday, September 16, 2016
Twinkle [KiraKira Hikaru]

Driected by Matsuoka Joji
103 mins.

Shoko and Mutsuki marry in part to satisfy their worried parents. Mutsuki is a homosexual and Shoko tries to bring him and Kon, his lover back again after their marriage. The unusual relationship between the three of them is another interesting case we should learn from.

RainBow Kids
Friday, September 23, 2016
RainBow Kids [Daiyu Kai]
Directed by OKAMOTO Kihachi
117 mins.

Suspense story adapted from Shin TENDO’s novel ‘The Big Kidnapping’, mass medias make a big news when the wealthy old lady is kidnapped. But looks like the kidnap team anger the lady somehow….

The Tragedy of "W"
Friday, September 30, 2016
The Tragedy of “W” (W の悲劇 )
Directed by Sawai Shin’ichiro
108 mins.

This is a murder-mystery base on a thiller by Shizuko Natsuki. In it Young Shizuka,a drama Student, gets a chance to play, finally, a major role. In order to recive the part she is force to take the responsibility for a copse. This is an extraordinary choice to be presented to a young girl and indicates that backstage at the theater is often more dramatic than the play itself. How Shizuka manages to escape, hoe the copse got there. who it was, and who is the killing are all eventually explained as reality and illusion mesh both on stage and off.

*** 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. ***