Shinyuri Film Festival 2003

Add another film festival to the list. The Shinyuri Film Festival, taking place next week, looks quite interesting, but it doesn’t seem like any of the films will be getting English subtitles. Here’s more info from this week’s issue of METROPOLIS:

With the Tokyo International Film Festival beleaguered by falling budgets and the unwillingness of stars to cross the Pacific, Japan is seeing an explosion of regional and independent film festivals. One player is the Shinyuri Film Festival, based in the Warner Mycal cinema complex in Kawasaki, southwest of Tokyo. This year’s ninth festival brings together cinema classics like Brazil and Amadeus, with sections devoted to new Asian cinema and Australian films. Japanese cinema is represented by landmark works such as Kinji Fukasaku’s 1982 comedy Kamata Koshinkyoku, while there will also be screenings of new Japanese feature films and documentaries like Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Akarui Mirai, as well as a student section featuring “young talent from Shinyuri” and “young talent from Australia.”

Warner Mycal, October 3-5 and 10-13. Ticket PIA: 0570-02-9999.