- September 26 - October 14, November 21 - December 21, 2018, January 23 - February 25, February 6 - March 19, 2019
100 Years of Japanese Cinema
This retrospective retraces the history of Japanese cinema from 1925 to 2018, through 119 films selected by a jury of Franco-Japanese experts. Divided into three cycles, the program will include works that are virtually unknown to most audiences in France, but which are nonetheless founders of modern-day Japanese cinema.
Cinemas in Lyon, Nice, Toulouse and Vesoul will also be screening a part of the program.
The first cycle opens the retrospective at the Cinémathèque française in September and October 2018, with some 27 films from the 1920s to 1940s, devoted to a journey through Japanese cinema from its earliest days to the dawn of a golden age. Musicians and narrators will accompany silent film screenings in order to honor artists who knew how to bring this unfamiliar “seventh art” to life at its infancy.
For the second cycle, running from November 2018 to February 2019 and entitled À la redécouverte du cinéma japonais (Rediscovering Japanese Cinema), the Maison de la culture du Japon in Paris and the Cinémathèque française will screen some fifty films ranging from the end of World War II to the 2000s. This program is divided into two parts: the first will be held at the Maison de la culture du Japon and gives audiences the chance to rediscover 22 classics of Japanese cinema in their restored versions.
The second part takes an alternative approach to Japan’s cinematic history by screening 33 rare films from the 1950s to the 2000s, running January to February 2019 at the Cinémathèque française. The projection of these films will be accompanied by various events, including Q & As with actors or even a symposium on digital restoration techniques.
The third cycle, scheduled at the Maison de la culture du Japon and the Cinémathèque française in February 2019, will screen the work of contemporary directors through 37 recent films including previews, made by both established names in Japanese cinema and up-and-coming filmmakers. Several discussions with directors and actors are also on the program.
① September 26 – October 14, 2018
② November 21 – December 21, 2018, January 23 – February 25, 2019
③ February 6 – March 19,2019
②-1 Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris
②-2 Cinémathèque française
③ Cinémathèque française, Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris
Des salles à Toulouse et Nice reprendront une partie de cette programmation.