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(Current D-Cinema 2011,Gala Screening, Cinema Kabuki,Livespire,SKIP CITY Selection,Special Screening)


Other Screening Program

Schedule (Year/Country/Region/Duration)Audio Visual Hall…Audio Visual Hall Convention Hall…Convention Hall


Current D-Cinema 2011

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

 映像ホール Oct.8(Sat)14:00 <2011/Turkey, Bosnia Herzegovina/157min.>

Winner of Grand Prix at the 64th Cannes Film Festival Depicts Human Condition With Distinctive Visual Beauty


In the Anatolian steppes, there is an ongoing murder investigation. The police officers and suspects roam the plain in search of a dead body. A new film by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, the master of Turkish cinema who won Grand Prize at SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL with Climates (2007). Japan premiere.

 Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
 Cast: Muhammet Uzuner, Yılmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel

Gala Screening


 Audio Visual Hall Oct.12(Wed)14:00 <2011/118min.>

A Brand New Theatrical Release of 2012 About a Family Reunited Through Music


When the father loses his job, the Nagae family falls apart and faces crisis. Having been the musical family, the eldest son Kai suggests forming a quartet. A premiere screening of a touching drama based on a novel of the same title.

 Director: Junichi Mimura
 Cast: Mahiro Takasugi, Ayame Gouriki, Mayu Tsuruta, Shigeki Hosokawa
 Distributor: Shochiku Co., Ltd.

*Advanced Engagement Starts Dec. 17th at IKSPIARI

Cinema Kabuki


 Audio Visual Hall Oct.13(Thu)14:00 <Performed in November 2008/150min. with an intermission(Part1: 120min./Part2: 30min.)>

A Wild Rollicking Comedy About a Gluttonous Monk Is Full of Laughs


Hokaibo loves women and money and he is in love with Okumi, who is in love with another man Yosuke. When Hokaibo discovers that Yosuke is seeking a stolen treasure, Hokaibo conspires a plot for the reward.

 Stage Director: Kazuyoshi Kushida
 Cast: Kanzaburo Nakamura, Senjaku Nakamura,
     Hashinosuke Nakamura
 Distributor: Shochiku Co., Ltd.



 Audio Visual Hall Oct.11(Tue)17:00 <2011/86min.>

ⒸDecca/Vivianne Purdom

The 3 Great Tenors Together for the First Time in One of a Kind Performance

In July 1990, the three great tenors, Pavarotti, Domingo, and Carreras performed together on the eve of the Football World Cup Italy. Experience the unforgettable performance in HD quality twenty years after it was performed.

 Cast: Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Orchestra del Muggio Musicale
     Fiorentino,Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
 Conductor: Zubin Mehta
 Distributor: Sony PCL Inc.

*No English Subtitles

SKIP CITY Selection

For this year, SKIP CITY Selection presents critically acclaimed films which screened at various film festivals and won numerous awards. This unmissable program of three outstanding films is sponsord by Saitama prefecture based organizations and enterorises.

Of Gods and Men

 Audio Visual Hall Oct.11(Thu)13:30 <2010/France/123min.>

 A Masterpiece About Faith and Heroism That Touches the Heart of the Audience


In a small village in Algeria during the 1990s, a group of monks stationed in an impoverished community faces the threat by fundamentalist terrorists. Based on an incident which seven French monks were abducted by armed Islamists, the film sheds light on what really happened.

Winner of Grand Prix at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival
Director: Xavier Beauvois
Cast: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin
Distributor: MAGIC HOUR=C&I Entertainment

Screening Partner: SHIMAMURA
*No English Subtitles


 Audio Visual Hall Oct.14(Fri)13:30 <2010/Turkey, Germany/103min.>

 A Bittersweet Tale That Charmed the Audience All Over the World

Ⓒ2010 Kaplan Film Production & Heimatfilm GmbH + Co KG

The six year old boy Yusuf lives in a remote village in the mountain with his father who is a beekeeper and his mother. One day, bees disappear unexpectedly and his father goes into the woods searching for them. Since that day, Yusuf stops talking.

Winner of Golden Bear at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival
 Director: Semih Kaplanoglu
 Cast: Bora Altas, Erdal Besikçioglu, Tülin Özen
 Distributor: ALCINE TERRAN

Screening Partner:Central Motors
*No English Subtitles


A School That Was ̶ Learning in the Moonlight  - Barrier Free Edition-

 Convention Hall Oct.12(Wed)17:00 <2010/Japan/115min.>

 A Portrait of High School Students Struggling to Grow Up Against All Odds


Under the moonlight, a group of young men and women attend the evening high school. The film captures the students struggling to overcome their hardships, sometimes crashing against each other, but ultimately supporting each other from the enrollment until the graduation.

Winner of the Ministry of Culture Movie Award, Best Documentary 2010
 Director: Naoko Ota
 Cast: Kazuhiro Hirano, Alumni, students, parents and guardians,
 teachers, and administrators at Urawa Commercial High School's night program
 Distributor: Group Gendai Films Co., Ltd.

Screening Partner:Kawaguchi Rotary Club
*No English Subtitles
*Barrier free edition with Japanese subtitles and sound guidance

Special Screening

Japan Media Arts Festival Domestic Tour

 Convention Hall Oct.11(Tue)11:00 <2010/Japan/60min.>

Autumn Is the Best Season for Art Enjoy the Opportunity to Experience Innovative Media Arts Works

*Fumiko's Confession” ISHIDA Hiroyasu

Japan Media Arts Festival, which marks the 15th edition this year, places focus on Media Arts including Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. Ten award winning and jury recommended works from the past year's edition will be screened.
With the association of Japan Media Arts Festival Domestic Tour

 Please register at the website and check for additional information.
 Contact: SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL Office 048-263-0818

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