Japanese Cinema Program


Schedule 2019






Tuesday, April 9

From 6 P.M.






Special Feature "Continue what you believe in!"


The Village Album


In the village of Hanatani, Tokushima, there are plans for a dam to be built. When the dam is built, the village of Hanatani will be changed forever. The village asks Takahashi Ken’ichi, the village photographer, to make a collection of a photos of all the families in the village. They decide to do this to preserve the memory of the beautiful village.
Ken’ichi’s son, Takashi is an assistant photographer in Tokyo. His father asks him to come back to help him, but they don’t get along with each other...

Director: Mihara Mitsuhiro / Production: 2004 / Duration: 111 minutes



Tuesday, March 19

From 6 P.M.





Special Feature "Anime Movie"


Crayon Shin Chan: The Battle of the Warring States


Shinichi is often blamed by others for his actions. He time travels by chance to the sixteenth century, the era of warring states, and saves the life of a samurai. He discovers that he loves the princess "Ran", who is the daughter of his master. But her beauty becomes popular among neighboring areas, and the Lord "Takatora" proposes to marry her. But the princess refuses and a war breaks out between the two areas.

Director: Keiichi Hara / Production: 2002 / Duration: 95 minutes



Tuesday, February 12

From 6 P.M.




Special Feature "Anime Movie"


Pop In Q


Third year middle-schooler, Isumi finds a "fragment of time" at the ocean. Upon picking it up, she sees an unknown world stretching out before her and encounters a strange life-form calling itself a Pokon. The Pokon tells her the world's time is in danger of breaking down, and so with four other girls, attempts to circumvent the crisis.

Director: Miyahara Naoki / Production: 2016 / Duration: 95 minutes



Thursday, January 17

From 6 P.M.




Special Feature "Studio Ghibli Anime Movie"


Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea


During a forbidden excursion to see the surface world, a goldfish princess encounters a human boy named Sosuke, who gives her the name Ponyo. Ponyo longs to become human, and as her friendship with Sosuke grows, she becomes more humanlike. Ponyo's father Fujimoto brings her back to their ocean kingdom, but so strong is Ponyo's wish to live on the surface that she breaks free, and in the process, spills a collection of magical elixirs that endanger Sosuke's village. A story of love, responsibility, nature and life.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki / Production: 2008 / Duration: 103 minutes


Feature films are preceded by documentary films, and subtitled in Arabic. Free Admission.

Venue: Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan MAP


Please kindly inform us your attendance with your name, occupation, organization name and phone number & address.

E-mail: culture@ca.mofa.go.jp  /  Tel: 02-25285903


*Program might change without advance notice.



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