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 Hidden Fortress (隠し砦の三悪人) –  2h 19mins, directed by Akira Kurosawa
Japanese peasants Matashichi and Tahei try and fail to make a profit from a tribal war. They find a man and woman hiding in a fortress and agree to accompany them to safety in return for gold. Little do they know they are actually a general and a princess…
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!