Film Preview: Girls on Film, 10 – 14 March, Filmhouse, Edinburgh

2 Mar

Girls on Film

Females in contemporary Japanese Cinema
 are the subject of Girls on Film, an upcoming season at Edinburgh’s Filmhouse cinema, running from Wednesday 10 to Sunday 14 March.

As the cineam’s website notes, following last year’s Reality Fiction: Japanese Films Inspired by Actual Events season, this year’s Japan Foundation annual touring film programme looks at contemporary Japanese cinema made for, about, and in some cases by, women.

Women have continuously been at the centre of Japanese cinema, with notable examples being films by Kenji Mizoguchi and Mikio Naruse, and even the animation works of Hayao Miyazaki. In the world of Japanese cinema, female characters embrace “more dramatic possibilities” since they have ìmuch stronger feelings than menî as Shochiku company president, Shiro Kido, once described.

The films chosen for this season represent some of the best produced in Japan in recent years, with six films being screened in total.

Full details can be found on the Filmhouse website.

Image courtesy Filmhouse.

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