Japan Foundation Bangkok

JF Theatre (Film screenings) in August 2017: Director : Ichikawa Jun

Osaka Story      Fri. 4 Aug., 2017
     18:30
Osaka Story
Directed by Ichikawa Jun
1999
119 mins.
Cute Wakana, 14, faces her mother and father quarreling ceaselessly with the latter always threatening to leave. Her father, Kosuke, falls in love with a younger woman and when she becomes pregnant, he leaves home and moves into a nearby apartment. Eventually Kosuke’s young wife leaves him and leaves the baby behind for her mother, Harumi, to look after. Around this time Kosuke begins drinking heavily and disappears. Wakana decides to go and search for her father. Finally she finds him in a hospital where he is being treated after being run down by a car. The family comes together again, but one month later Kosuke suddenly dies. As a junior high school student Wakana has experienced so many things, now she is ready to begin a new life.

 


Busu/ขี้เหร่      Fri. 11 Aug., 2017
     18.30
Busu
Directed by Ichikawa Jun
1987
95 mins.
Mugiko is a shy girl brought up in a remote country village, and she is unable to communicate with the people around her. One day,she is told that her mother used to dance very well. She tries to dance as her mother did in the school festival and finds true happiness for the first time in her life.

 


Tsugumi/ซึงุมิ      Fri. 18 Aug., 2017
     18:30
Tsugumi
Directed by Ichikawa Jun
1990
105 mins.
Tsugumi, an 18-years old girl, was born with a weak heart and spoiled in her upbringing. Her life is clouded by a fear of death. She spends her summer vacation with her friend, Maria , and her sister, Yoko at Izu where they all grew up and went to high school. There, Tsugumi meets Kyoichi and they fall in love. However, a group of delinquents assault Kyoichi and kill Tsugumi’s dog because they don’t like to see Kyoichi getting closed to her. Tsugumi decides to dig a pit trap to get revenge on the delinquents….

 


Dying at Hospital/ตายที่โรงพยาบาล      Fri. 25 Aug., 2017
     18:30
Dying at Hospital
Directed by Ichikawa Jun
1993
100 mins.
This film is as much an educational film on the problem of terminal care in early 1990. It shows various cases of patients suffering and dying from cancer.