Japan Foundation Bangkok

JF Theater for August 2018

All films are subtitled in Thai unless specified otherwise
Free admission at the Seminar Room of the Japan Foundation, Bangkok at 18.30 hours.

Friday, August 3, 2018
Tora-san’s Forbidden love
1984/107 mins.
Directed by Yoji Yamada

In the midst of Japan’s rising economy of the mid-1980s, the itinerant Tora-san becomes drunk with a hard-working company section chief. After an hour commute, the two sleep off their night’s revelry at the section chief’s home in Ibaraki Prefecture. When the section chief disappears due to the pressure of his job, Tora-san helps his wife to find the man, while secretly hoping they do not, as he has fallen in love with her.

Friday, August 10, 2018
Tora-san Goes Religious
1983/107 mins.
Directed by Yoji Yamada

While traveling in the western part of Japan, Tora-san decides to visit to the grave of his brother-in-law, Hiroshi’s father. He drops by the temple where the graveyard is located, sees the beautiful daughter of the head priest, and falls in love with her.

Friday, August 17, 2018
Tora-san the Expert
1982/106 mins.
Directed by Yoji Yamada

Saburo likes Keiko but is too bashful to say so. Tora-san acts as a go-between. He has filled his role then goes off to the south.

Friday, August 24, 2018
Tora-san Island Encounter
1986/105 mins.
Directed by Yoji Yamada

Tora-san set out on a new trip to bring back Akemi, his neighbor’s daughter, who has run away to Shimoda because she is dissatisfied with her husband. He finds her but she refuses to come back home. Tora-san decides to travel with her. Both of them take a ferry to Shikine Island. There, Tora-san meets Machiko, a schoolteacher on the Island. He immediately falls in love with her.

Friday, August 31, 2018
Heart and Flowers for Tora
1982/110 mins.
Directed by Yoji Yamada

In this episode of the long-running Tora-san series, Torasan falls in love, this time with a woman named Kagari works as maid for a famous ceramic artist who is a living national treasure.