The Japanese Have Been Screening Movies For Free In KL Every Month For The Past 10 Years, And Next Month We’ll Get ‘Tokyo Story’
The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur (JFKL) is back with their The Weekend Japanese Film Show this August.
The Weekend Japanese Film Show has been an ongoing project for over 10 years, taking place every first Saturday of each month (in this case 1st August) while entrance is free (Yaassss!). Don’t worry, there will be no need for a Japanese-English dictionary as subtitles will be provided.
For the month of August, The Weekend Japanese Film Show will be screening Tokyo Story, a “profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak”. This film is known to be director Yasujirō Ozu crowning achievement.
You know the film is pretty much a masterpiece when the late Roger Ebert was quoted saying that he has “affection for every single shot” when it comes to Yasujirō Ozu‘s works.
Tokyo Story has achieved many accolades, including coming in at #1 on the British Film Institute Directors’ Poll for Greatest Films of All Time, making it to #16 on Empire’s 100 Best Film of World Cinema list, and receiving a slot in TIME Magazine’s All-Time 100 Movies.
Calling all movie buffs into classics: this screening of Tokyo Story is one that’s not to be missed.
For more details, head over to their website or event page.
‘Tokyo Story’ will be screened at 3:00pm on the 1st of August 2015 at Auditorium, Content Malaysia Pitching Centre, Unit G09 & G10, Platinum Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 50470, Kuala Lumpur.