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Kawasaki Shinyuri Film Festival

Kawasaki Shinyuri Film Festival started in 1995 and its 14th event is going to be held this year.
Aiming at “a film festival created by all the citizens”, it has been planned and managed by its voluntary staff members, being supported by Japan Academy of Moving Images and by the local residents and businesses. The Kawasaki municipal government also supports the festival. We believe that we have developed and achieved a new style of a film festival.
Our program includes films from various genres--old and new, Japanese and foreign.
Events like talks by directors/actors, symposiums, or mini-concerts, among others, are planned every year.

The Kawasaki Art Center
The Aruterio cinema in the Kawasaki Art Center is the main site of our film festival. The Center is located 3 minutes’ walk from the Shin-yurigaoka station, Odakyû line. It also has the Aruterio mini-theater.
Address: 6-7-1 Manpukuji, Asao-ku, Kawasaki
Registered volunteers play major roles in planning and arranging the film festival. They select the films, plan entertaining events, and also engage in public relations. They edit official leaflets and program brochures, and produce the official website.

Barrier-free aspects
--For the auditory handicapped, we have been screening some Japanese films with Japanese subtitles.
--For the visually handicapped, we have been screening some films with our audio-guide system. This was made possible by voluntary scriptwriters and voice-over dubbing actors.
--A babysitting service supported by experienced volunteers is available for some programs.
--Wheelchair users are welcome to all programs.

The Junior Film-making Workshop
We started the Junior Film-making Workshop program in 2000, hoping so that the junior-high school students in Kawasaki get to know various people in their area as well as discover their creativity through film-making. Supported by teachers of Japan Academy of Moving Images (Nihon-eiga-gakko) and film festival volunteers among others they have created high-level films.
Open-air screening
Since 2000, we hold an open-air screening event in summer at a local school ground, which re-creates a good old village festival.
All these projects aim to make the Film Festival enjoyable by “everybody in town” not only by movie fans.
The zebra, symbol of the film festival, is called cinema-uma which sounds a bit like shima-uma meaning zebra in Japanese with celluloid strips as its coloring.
Kawasaki Shinyuri Film Festival 2008
Film List

*All the non-Japanese films are screened with Japanese subtitles.
**All the films are screened at the Kawasaki Art Center, except for the screenings of “Ishiuchi jinjô kôtô shôgakkô: Hana wa chire domo”, “Yasukuni”, and “Jitsuroku rengô sekigun: Asama sansô e no michi” on Oct 12 (Sun) at Warner Mycal Cinemas Shinyurigaoka.
Kawasaki Art Center is situated 3 min walk from the north exit (kita-guchi), Shin-yurigaoka station, Odakyu line.
Address: 6-7-1 Manpukuji, Asao-ku, Kawasaki

 Australian and related films

Broken Sun
2008/Australia/92 min/English
Director: Brad Haynes
Screenings: Oct 25 (Sat) 17:30; Oct 29 (Wed) 10:30

Beneath Clouds (Kumo no shita o) 
2001/Australia/90 min/English
Director: Ivan Sen
Screening: Oct 25 (Sat) 15:30

Walkabout (Walkabout--Utsukushiki bôken ryokô)
1971/UK/100 min/English
Director: Nicolas Roeg
Screenings: Oct 25 (Sat) 20:00; Oct 31 (Fri) 10:30

 Australia-Japan Student Film Forum
Oct 26 (Sun) 13:00, Admission free

2004/Australia/8 min/English
Director: Beth Armstrong

Tango Trois
2006/Australia/8 min/English
Director: Gracie Otto

Go Quickly
2007/Australia/18 min/English
Director: Michael McLennan

Yonaguni cowboys
2003/Japan/20 min/Japanese
Director: Yôichi Shima

2004/Japan/5 min/Japanese
Director: Akanemaru (Tetsuya Kawaguchi and Tazuko Aso)

The Rabbit that Fell from the Moon
(Tsuki kara ochite kita usagi)

2005/Japan/17 min/Japanese
Director: Kôsuke Ugajin

2005/Japan/15 min/Japanese
Director: Kazuhiro Imagawa

Voice (Akogare no koe)
2005/Japan/27 min/Japanese
Director: Toshirô Watanabe


Cineliteracy—Australia’s Endeavor with Children and Films
(Eiga o tsukuru kodomotachi―Ôsutoraria no chôsen)

2006/Japan/60 min/Japanese, English
Director: Shigeki Chiba
Screening: Oct 26 (Sun) 17:00

Symposium “Films and new education—Cineliteracy”
Guests: Jane Mills, Kunio Takeshige, Shigeki Chiba 
(with English-Japanese interpretation)
Link : Australian Embassy

 Women active beyond borders

Persepolis (Peruseporisu)
2007/France/95 min/French
Directors: Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud
Screenings: Oct 28 (Tue) 13:00; Oct 29 (Wed) 19:30; Nov 2 (Sun) 18:00

The Namesake (Sono na ni chinan de)
2006/USA/122 min/English
Director: Mira Nair
Screenings: Oct 24 (Fri) 20:10; Oct 28 (Tue) 10:00; Nov 1 (Sat) 18:00


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
(Chârî to chokorêto kôjô)

2005/USA, UK/115 min/English
Director: Tim Burton
Screenings: Oct 29 (Wed) 12:30; Oct 30 (Thu) 10:30; Oct 31 (Fri) 17:30; Nov 3 (Mon) 15:30

Fido (Zonbîno)
2006/Canada/93 min/English
Director: Andrew Currie
Screenings: Oct 30 (Thu) 17:30; Oct 31 (Fri) 27:00; Nov 1 (Sat) 20:30

Penelope (Peneropi)
2006/ UK/101 min/English
Director: Mark Palansky
Screenings: Oct 31 (Fri) 24:50; Nov 2 (Sun) 13:00;
Nov 3 (Mon) 18:00

Pan’s Labyrinth (Panzu rabirinsu)
2006/Mexico, Spain/119 min/Spanish
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Screenings: Oct 31 (Fri) 22:30; Nov 2 (Sun) 20:00;
Nov 3 (Mon) 10:00

 Asian films

Tuya’s Marriage (Tuyâ no kekkon)
2006/China/96 min/Mandarin
Director: Quanan Wang
Screenings: Oct 18 (Sat) 13:00; Oct 22 (Wed) 18:00; Oct 23 (Thu) 13:00

With the Girl of Black Soil
(Kuroi tsuchi no shôjo)

2007/South Korea/89 min/Korean
Director: Soo-il Jeon
Screenings: Oct 19 (Sun) 20:30; Oct 23 (Thu) 18:00; Oct 24 (Fri) 15:30

Driving with My Wife’s Lover
(Tsuma no aijin ni au)

2006/South Korea/92 min/Korean
Director: Tai-sik Kim
Screenings: Oct 19 (Sun) 18:30; Oct 23 (Thu) 20:00; Oct 24 (Fri) 17:30


 Open-air screening

Aug 23 (Sat) 19:30 at Asao Elementary School

Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers
(Pengin ni ki o tsukero)

1993/UK/29 min/dubbed into Japanese
Director: Nick Park

Wallace and Gromit in A Close Shave
(Woresu to gurumitto, Kiki ippatsu)

1995/UK/31 min/dubbed into Japanese
Director: Nick Park

Japanese Films

 Deep Japan

Jitsuroku rengô sekigun: Asama sansô e no michi
2007/Japan/190 min/ Japanese
Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
Screening: Oct 12 (Sun) 13:30

2007/Japan, China/123 min/Japanese
Director: Li Ying
Screening: Oct 12 (Sun) 17:40

 Kaneto Shindo films

Ishiuchi jinjô kôtô shôgakkô: Hana wa chire domo
2008/Japan/118 min/Japanese
Director: Kaneto Shindô
Screenings: Oct 13 (Mon) 10:00; Oct 15 (Tue) 12:30; Oct 16 (Thu) 12:30; Oct 17 (Fri) 12:30; Oct 18 (Sat) 10:00; Oct 19 (Sun) 10:00; Oct 21 (Tue) 10:00; Oct 22 (Wed) 10:00; Oct 23 (Thu) 10:00; Oct 24 (Fri) 10:00; Oct 25 (Sat) 10:00; Oct 28 (Tue) 15:00; Oct 29 (Fri) 15:00; Oct 30 (Thu) 13:00; Oct 31 (Fri) 13:00; Nov 1 (Sat) 10:00; Nov 2 (Sun) 10:00; Nov 3 (Mon) 13:00

Story of a Beloved Wife
(Aisai monogatari)

1951/Japan/97 min/Japanese
Director: Kaneto Shindô
Screenings: Oct 13 (Mon) 15:30; Oct 15 (Wed) 10:00; Oct 17 (Fri) 15:00

Nakid Island (Hadaka no shima)
1960/Japan/95 min/Japanese
Director: Kaneto Shindô
Screenings: Oct 13 (Mon) 18:00; Oct 15 (Wed) 17:30; Oct 16 (Thu) 10:00

1964/Japan/100 min/Japanese
Director: Kaneto Shindô
Screenings: Oct 12 (Sun) 18:00; Oct 16 (Thu) 15:00; Oct 17 (Fri) 10:00

A Last Note (Gogo no yuigon-jô)
1995/Japan/112 min/Japanese
Director: Kaneto Shindô
Screenings: Oct 12 (Sun) 10:00; Oct 13 (Mon) 13:00; Oct 15 (Wed) 15:00

 New Wave Japan

Kazoku no hiketsu
2006/Japan/83 min/ Japanese
Director: Shôtarô Kobayashi
Screenings: Oct 19 (Sun) 16:00; Oct 21 (Tue) 20:00; Oct 24 (Fri) 13:00

German + Rain (Jâman purasu ame)
2006/Japan/71 min/Japanese
Director: Satoko Yokohama
Screenings: Oct 28 (Tue) 19:30; Oct 30 (Thu) 15:40; Nov 1 (Sat) 13:00

The Virgin Wildsides
(Dôtei o purodyûsu)

2006-07/Japan/85 min/Japanese
Director: Tetsuaki Matsue
Screenings: Oct 29 (Wed) 17:30; Oct 30 (Thu) 19:30; Nov 2 (Sun) 15:30

Kokudô 20-gô sen
2007/Japan/77 min/Japanese
Director: Katsuya Tomita
Screenings: Oct 28 (Tue) 17:30; Oct 31 (Fri) 15:40; Nov 1 (Sat)

Himitsu kessha takanotsume
-the movie-Sôtô wa nido shinu

2007/Japan/90 min/Japanese
Director: Frogman
Screenings: Oct 18 (Sat) 21:00; Oct 21 (Tue) 18:00; Oct 22 (Wed) 20:30

Vacation (Kyûka)
2008/Japan/115 min/Japanese
Director: Hajime Kadoi
Screenings: Oct 18 (Sat) 15:45; Oct 22 (Wed) 13:00; Oct 23 (Thu) 15:30

 Stages and Films

Gumi.Chocolate.Pine (Gumi.Chokorêto.Pain)
2007/Japan/127 min/Japanese
Director: Kerarîno Sandorobitchi (Keralino Sandorovich)
Screenings: Oct 12 (Sun) 12:30; Oct 16 (Thu) 20:00; Oct 17 (Fri) 17:30

Welcome to the Quiet Room
(Kuwaietto rûmu ni yôkoso)

2007/Japan/118 min/Japanese
Director: Suzuki Matsuo
Screenings: Oct 12 (Sun) 15:30; Oct 16 (Thu) 17:30; Oct 17 (Fri) 20:10

 Directors in Kawasaki

Ôkami no gofu
2008/Japan/114 min/Japanese
Director: Suguru Yui
Screenings: Oct 18 (Sat) 18:40; Oct 21 (Tue) 12:30

Zero kara no kaze
2007/Japan/111 min/Japanese
Director: Toshi Shioya
Screenings: Oct 19 (Sun) 13:00; Oct 21 (Tue) 15:30; Oct 22 (Wed) 15:30

 Midori Sawato, Benshi for silent movies

Taki no shiraito
1933/Japan/98 min/silent
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
Screening: Oct 19 (Sun) 15:00, at Aruterio mini-theater
Benshi speaker: Midori Sawato

 Akane Shiratori - 50 years in the cinema world

Kaerazaru hibi
1978/Japan/99 min/Japanese
Director: Toshiya Fujita
Script supervisor: Akane Shiratori
Screening: Oct 25 (Sat) 13:00

 Junior Film-making Workshop

Ripurei—Modoru tokei to susumu shôjo
(=Replay—the clock moves back and the girl moves forward)
2008/Japan/27 min/Japanese
Screening: Oct 26 (Sun) 11:00

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