Japan Foundation Bangkok

JF Theater for July 2019 : Sport

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




Friday, July 5, 2019
Bushido Sixteen
2010/109 mins.
Directed by Tomoyuki FuruMaya


A story of two kendo players. Kaori Isoyama, a junior high kendo champion, who is obsessed with only winning and Sanae Nishioki, who simply plays kendo just for fun. Both girls meet each other at school’s kendo club. Friendship between the two of them is starting to bloom. During the interscholastic meet, they fight which leads to Kaori’s injury. Sanae replaces her and wins the match. Yet, their feelings towards kendo are gradually changing. Sanae begins to scare to lose while Kaori starts to lose her reasons to keep on playing. How their future is going to be?




Friday, July 12, 2019
Shodo girls
2010/120 mins.
Directed by Inomata RyuIchi


The story is set in Shikoku Chuo City in Ehime Prefecture, the “City of Paper” that boasts the top output of paper in Japan. However, due to the long recession, the city has lost its former prosperity. In order to revitalize their beloved hometown and cheer up the people living there, Satoko, the captain of the calligraphy club, together with all the members who prefer practice individually and have their own different problems to solve, finally gather together to practice as a team and organize a “Calligraphy Performance Contest”. Their sincere passion for calligraphy and their earnest love for their hometown envelop the stage, and a small miracle occurs.




Friday, July 19, 2019
Water Boys [Sub Eng]
1988/91 mins.
Directed by Shinobu Yagushi


It ,s Springtime in Japan and the Tadano High School swim team is abarely keeping afloat. When a Pretty new coach turns up with the nutty idia  of creating a top Syncronized swimming team of her own, she has just a few Ploblems to overcome. Fist, She’s teaching at an all – boys School; second the 5 boys who have committed to the team are all hopelessly bad swimmers; Third, She Suddenly discovers She’s Suddenly discovers She’s 8 months pregnant and due for maternity leave. Inspried by their darling coach’s dream, the boys bumble through the spring and summer, prepare a routine for Tadano High’s festival.





Friday, July 26, 2019

Shall We dance
1995/136 mins.
Directed by Suo Masayuki


Shohei, a middle age businessman decided to have a ballroom dancing lesson because of the beautiful Mai. One night, Mai refused to go for a dinner with him giving the reason that she doesnユt like people who dance with dirty motivation. From that day he takes lessons more seriously to prove Mai wrong and even enters an amateur dance competition. Watching Shohei dancing, Mai begins to notice something…..