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Japanese Film Week – 10th Edition



Date of Event: 21/11/2021

Time of Event: 19:00

Location of Event:

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Our film screenings go beyond entertainment, they spark ideas, and they are food for thought!

Join us at the

Japanese Film Week – 10th Edition

This event is organized by The Royal Film Commission – Jordan
in cooperation with The Embassy of Japan in Jordan
From Sunday 21st until Wednesday 24th of November 2021

At The Rainbow Theater – Jabal Amman
Free Entry, Seats are limited

The film starts at 7 PM. Doors open at 6 PM. Please bring your mask and keep social distancing.

Entry is allowed for individuals who are fully vaccinated
or who took the first dose (minimum 21 days earlier)
Please bring your vaccination certificate

Sunday 21 November

7 PM

Time of Eve

Yasuhiro Yoshiura, 106 minutes, Animation, in Japanese with English subtitles, 2010

(C) 2009 / 2010 Yasuhiro YOSHIURA / DIRECTIONS, Inc.

Two high school boys grapple with their own humanity in a world where people are served by androids distinguished from their masters only by the halo-like rings above their heads. “The Robots Ethics Committee” dictates that androids should be treated like appliances, and those who empathize with their robots are branded as "android-holics". Rikuo, and his childhood friend, Masaki, find their assumptions about androids radically challenged when they come across “Time of EVE”; a cafe where androids and people are treated as equals. Masaki and Rikuo must confront old wounds of betrayal and grief, and are faced with decisions that put their friendship and families on the line.

The film participated in Pusan International Film Festival 2011, New York International Children's Film Festival 2011 and the 3rd Tokyo Animation Fair. It has won the Excellence Award at the 9th Tokyo Anime Award and was granted the Jury Recommended Work at Japan Media Arts Festival 2010.

Film Trailer

Monday 22 November

7 PM

Where I Belong (Shabondama)

Shinji Azuma, 108 minutes, Drama, in Japanese with English subtitles, 2016

RATED 16+

(c) 2016 "Where I Belong" Production Committee

Abandoned by his parents as a child, Shoto Izumi has grown up a thief and mugger preying upon defenseless women and the elderly. After inadvertently stabbing a victim, he escapes into the remote hills of Miyazaki Prefecture, where he assists an injured elderly woman, Suma. He plans to rob her of all her money, but is embraced by the warmth of the townspeople who mistake him for Suma’s grandson. Shoto somehow gets recruited into helping with mountain foraging work and festival preparations, and gradually, finds his hardened heart undergoing a change. He encounters Michi, a local girl who has returned home after ten years. She seems to stokes in him further remorse of his criminal past. Seeking redemption in life, Shota finds himself facing a critical decision.

Film Trailer

Tuesday 23 November

7 PM

Recall

Katsuhide Motoki, 120 minutes, Drama, in Japanese with English subtitles, 2018

(c) 2018 “Recall“ Film Partners

One day, a truck causes the death of a woman walking with her child. Tokuro Akamatsu, the president of the freight company whose vehicle caused the accident, cannot believe his ears when the police tell him the woman was killed by one of the truck’s wheels, which suddenly flew off while driving.

Faulty maintenance is suspected, and as Akamatsu’s company becomes the target of the public and the media’s wrath, he realizes that a structural defect within the truck itself may have been to blame, and requests that its manufacturer, Hopu, carries out new tests. The company moves slowly in their reexamination, which causes Akamatsu to investigate the issue by himself. He uncovers a truth that Hopu is trying to hide.

“Recall” has received nine awards at the 42nd Japan Academy Awards including: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Music, Best Production Design, Best Recording and Best Film Editing.

Film Trailer

Wednesday 24 November

7 PM

The Scythian Lamb

Daihachi Yoshida, 126 minutes, Mystery/ Thriller, in Japanese with English subtitles, 2017
Rated 16+

©2018 "The Scythian Lamb" Film Partners ©Tatsuhiko Yamagami, Mikio Igarashi/KODANSHA

Suffering from population decline, the small seaside town of Uobuka decides to welcome six strangers into the community: a malevolent fishing boat operator, a sexy caregiver, a frightening launderer, a timid barber, a methodical cleaning woman, and a simple-minded deliveryman, all are brought together by this mysterious government-sponsored program to release convicted felons back into society.

Tsukisue, the unflappable city official, is assigned to be in charge of the six strangers in town. But when a body is discovered in the harbor, the truth comes out about the strangers' past that has not been revealed yet to Tsukisue or the townspeople.

The movie has won the Excellence Award at the 18th Japan Media Arts Festival, Kim Jiseok Award at 22nd Busan International Film Festival 2017 and it was screened in Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival.

Film Trailer