Lucky, lucky Sydneysiders! From the 16th to the 20th of April, you can be front and centre for the fabulous Japan Foundation’s Japanese Cinema Week, and as a long-time Japanese cinema fan who happens to live in Brisbane, I am so green with jealousy.
Three of the films are already booked out (Big Man Japan, Ozu’s Floating Weeds and Ghibli’s Ocean Waves) but there are plenty of brilliant films left, including Ghibli’s Porco Rosso and Only Yesterday, Kitamura’s Aragami, Kenji Mizoguchi’s Streets of Shame, Yoji Yamada’s 1975 film Tora san – Shibamata Bojo and the classic Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t.
So, guys, what are you doing still sitting here? Get a seat at one of these great films, show your support for the Foundation (who annually brings us the great – not to mention, national – Japanese Film Festival) and your love of Japanese cinema.
And did I mention, it’s FREE. Seriously, the only way it could be better is if it was on in Brisbane instead.