The Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh is delighted to welcome you to a free Japanese Film Festival at the University of Edinburgh.
Every Friday from the 17th of February to 10th March 2017, we will be offering a free screening of different Japanese films by famous directors Akira Kurosawa and Makoto Shinkai.
Screenings start at 18:00 (doors open at 17:30) and all films have English subtitles.
◆17th February: The Garden of Words (言の葉の庭) & Voices of a Distant Star (ほしのこえ) *followed by an opening reception!
◆24th February: The Hidden Fortress (隠し砦の三悪人)
◆3rd March: Seven Samurai (七人の侍)
◆10th March: The Garden of Words (言の葉の庭) & Voices of a Distant Star (ほしのこえ) *followed by a panel discussion on Japanese films!
This is a free event that is open to all. However, there is a seating limit in the venue, so please book your place in advance through EventBrite.
 The Garden of Words (言の葉の庭) –  46mins, directed by Makoto Shinkai
When Takao, a high school student dreaming of becoming a shoemaker, skips school one day in favour of sketching shoes in a rainy garden, he has no idea how much his life will change when he encounters the mysterious Yukino. The two strike up an unusual relationship through chance meetings in the same garden on each rainy day. But the rainy season is coming to a close, leaving many things left unshared between them…
 Voices of a Distant Star (ほしのこえ) –  25mins, directed by Makoto Shinkai
When schoolgirl, Mikako, joins the crew of an interstellar warship to battle a mysterious alien race, she keeps in touch with her sweetheart, Noboru through text messages. But as her fleet travels further from Earth, her messages start taking weeks and years to reach him…
If you have any queries about the film event, you can contact Joanna at the Consulate General of Japan.
Phone: 0131 247 3518
Looking forward to seeing you there!