In Paris, 100 Years of Japanese Cinema in 119 Films

The retrospective presented in the 'Japonismes 2018' season included founding works in modern Japanese cinema.


Yasujiro Ozu, Crépuscule à Tokyo, ©1957/2017 Shochiku Co., Ltd

Chronologically divided into three periods, the event retraced the history of Japanese cinema from 1920 to 2018 through 119 films selected by a jury of Franco-Japanese specialists. During the first period, 27 films from 1920 to 1940 were shown at the Cinemathéque française from September to October 2018. In the next session, from November 2018 until February 2019, the Maison de la culture du Japon in Paris and the Cinémathèque hosted around 50 films from the post-war period until the 2000s. with the aim of depicting the emergence of Japanese cinema to the beginning of its golden age. Finally, from February until March 2019, the final round saw a number of contemporary directors take to the screens with 37 films including Our Little Sister by Hirokazu Kore-Eda and Your Name by Makoto Shinkai.

Buntaro Futagawa, Orochi, 1925 ©Matsuda Film Productions

Les amants crucifiés, Kenji Mizoguchi, ©KADAKOWA CORPORATION 1954

©karatsu film partners/PSC2017

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