Japanese Eiga Sai unreels at UP Film Institute and CCP Dream Theater

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Jun 26, 2007
The Japan Foundation, Manila (whose logo is shown here) sponsored this film festival that showcases the works of contemporary Japanese directors.

The Eiga Sai (literally, "film festival" in Japanese) will screen at the University of the Philippines Film Institute and at the Cultural Center of the Philippines this coming July.

The Japan Foundation, Manila, in cooperation with the Shangri-La Plaza Mall, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and the UP Film Institute, proudly presents slices of Japanese life as seen through the eyes of contemporary Japanese directors of Eiga Sai 2007, a showcase of modern film.

Among the films to be featured are Kamikaze Girls (Shimotsuma Monogatari, 2004, directed by Tetsuya Nakashima), Harmful Insect (Gaichu, 2002, directed by Akihiko Shiota), Hotel Hibiscus (Hotel Hibiscus, 2002, directed by Yuji Nakae), No One's Ark (Baka no Hakobune, 2002, directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita), Inochi (Inochi, 2002, directed by Tetsuo Shinohara), Out of this World (Kono Yo no Sotoe-Club Shinchu Gun, 2003, directed by Junji Sakamoto), The Stars Converge (Chirusoku no Natsu, 2003, directed by Kiyoshi Sasabe), Blue (Blue, 2001, directed by Hiroshi Ando), Blue Spring (Aoi Haru, 2001, directed by Toshiaki Toyoda) and Shangri-la (Togenkyo No Hitobito, 2002, directed by Takashi Miike).

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All films will be shown with English subtitles. The remaining screening venues are at the UP Film Institute (July 2-5) and CCP Dream Theater (July 4-8).

For inquiries, please call the JFM at 811-6155 to 58.

Free admission.

Screening schedule:

UP Film Institute

July 2 (Monday)

2:00 PM

Shangri-la

5:00 PM

Out of this World

7:00 PM

Blue Spring

July 3 (Tuesday)

2:00 PM

Blue

5:00 PM

Inochi

7:00 PM

Kamikaze Girls

July 4 (Wednesday)

7:00 PM

Hotel Hibiscus

July 5 (Thursday)

2:00 PM

Harmful Insect

5:00 PM

No One's Ark

7:00 PM

The Stars Converge

Cultural Center of the Philippines

July 4 (Wednesday)

4:00 PM

Out of this World

7:00 PM

Blue Spring

July 5 (Thursday)

4:00 PM

Blue

7:00 PM

Shangri-la

July 6 (Friday)

4:00 PM

Inochi

7:00 PM

Kamikaze Girls

July 7 (Saturday)

4:00 PM

Harmful Insect

7:00 PM

The Stars Converge July 8 (Sunday)

4:00 PM

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No One's Ark

7:00 PM

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