I got an email this morning from SineBuano’s Creative Director, Diem. Here it is:
There’s a Japanese Film Festival sa Ayala Center Cinema 4. Here are the playdates starting this Wednesday. Admission is free of charge pero seating is a first come-first serve basis.
July 29 (Wed)
The Milkwoman (2005)
Synopsis: Unmarried 50 year old Minako (Yuko Tanaka) leads a quiet life, working at a supermarket and delivering milk locally. At night she finds solace in novels, her only escape from her dreary daily existence.
Jul 30 (Thu)
Turn Over (2005)
Synopsis: An intermittently amusing and occasionally touching drama about an elderly couple struggling with their emotional connection (or the lack thereof) with each other in the midst of an incurable disease.
Jul 31 (Fri)
Tony Takitani (2004)
Synopsis: When technical illustrator Tony Takitani asks his wife to resist her all-consuming obsession for designer clothes, the consequences are tragic
Aug 1 (Sat)
Mind Game (2004)
Synopsis: This animated film follows Nishi, a loser who has a crush on his childhood girlfriend. After an encounter with the Japanese mafia, the film follows Nishi as he journeys to heaven and back, and ends up trapped in an even more unlikely place.
Memories of Tomorrow (2006)
Synopsis: A successful businessman’s family life is shattered by an early onset of Alzheimer’s.
Aug 2 (Sun)
Kamome Diner (2006)
Synopsis: A good-natured film about inter-human relations which concerns a Japanese woman trying to make it to Helsinki by running her own diner with Japanese food
Memories of Matsuko (2006)
Synopsis: Shou’s father Norio finds his son in a rather meaningless existence in Tokyo dominated by alcohol and porn videos.