From the universe of childhood, to that of the elderly, from animation to horror ... a selection of Japanese movies in the name of variety, or rather Varieties that can tune in to the film that is most similar to its own wavelength or state mood.
The exhibition is hosted at the Japanese Institute of Culture in Rome (Valle Giulia, opposite the Faculty of Architecture and near the National Gallery of Modern Art), which is proposed as a basis for the dissemination and showcase of Japanese culture in Italy.
First Italian visions, like the hilarious comedy starring child actors Ninja Kids !!! Summer Mission Impossible! (2013), successes of the past strictly in film, such as L'amore di Nabbie (1999) or Una scuola stregata (1995), original net-anime (Time of Eve, 2010), pearls of Japanese animation, such as The Garden of Words (2013) by Makoto Shinkai and a taste of Hideo Nakata's J-horror with The Complex (2012) which sees the return of vindictive spirits dear to the Japanese literary and cinematographic tradition.
THE GARDEN OF WORDS (animation) by Makoto Shinkai
(Kotonoha no niwa, 2013, 46 ’DVD, English subtitle)
Thursday 7 March at 17.00
An introverted 15-year-old student dreams of becoming a shoemaker and on rainy days he loses the school to design models of women's footwear, in a gazebo in a huge city park. It is there that he meets a mysterious young woman ...
THE LOVE OF NABBIE by Yuji Nakae
(Nabbie no koi, 1999, 92 ’, 16mm, Italian subtitle)
Thursday, March 14th at 17.00
A girl visiting relatives in a beautiful village in Okinawa, discovers her grandmother in the arms of a stranger, proving that feelings do not look at age.