The Japan Foundation Asia Center presents "FUN! FUN! ASIAN CINEMA" introducing Southeast Asian films which straddle various genres and generations from popular classics to slightly maven films. In the fifth edition of "FUN! FUN! ASIAN CINEMA", we will present a new type of art horror film Dearest Sister (2016) by the first Lao female director, Mattie Do. Dearest Sister (2016) was submitted as the first Lao entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the 2017 Academy Award and it will be the first time to be screened in Japan. Coinciding with the screening, the Film School of Tokyo will hold a master class entitled "The Trend of Horror Films in Asia" lectured by Mattie Do and Makoto Shinozaki. Why not experience with Mattie Do the new trend of Lao film that continues to be developing under the historical influences?
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Friday, July 20, 2018
6:30 p.m.: Screening starts (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
8:30 p.m.: Talk session (with Japanese / English consecutive interpretation)
Speaker: Mattie Do (Director / Laos)
Guest speakers: Katsuya Tomita ("Kuzoku" Director), Toranosuke Aizawa ("Kuzoku" Director / Writer)
Born in 1972 in Yamanashi Prefecture. After creating the independent production team "Kuzoku," Tomita released many critically acclaimed works. Saudade (2011) won the Golden Montgolfière (Grand Prize) at the Festival des 3 Continents in Nantes, France and the Swiss Critics Boccalino Award at the Locarno International Film Festival. His most recent work Bangkok Nites (2016) won First Prize of the Junior Jury Award at the Locarno International Film Festival and received the 72nd Mainichi Film Awards for both Best Director and Best Music.
Born in 1974 in Saitama Prefecture. After taking part in the Waseda University Cinema Club, Aizawa joined "Kuzoku." His directorial work Flower Story Babylon (1997) was shown at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival. Guns of Babylon (2012), featuring a narrative set in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, premiered at the Bakuon Film Festival. Since his participation in "Kuzoku," he has co-written screenplays for several films by Director Katsuya Tomita.
Related event: "The Trend of Horror Films in Asia" (The Film School of Tokyo, Master Class)
The Film School of Tokyo will hold a master class with directors Mattie Do and Makoto Shinozaki, entitled "The Trend of Horror Films in Asia" for those wanting to discover the current trends of Horror film production in Southeast Asia.
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Venue: The Film School of Tokyo (Shibuya)
Admission: Free (Prior booking required)
How to book: Please apply through the Film School of Tokyo's official website.
Eligible person: Those wanting to get into film production. (self-reporting system)
Organizer: The Film School of Tokyo
Co-organizer: The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Cooperation: Athénée Français Cultural Center