Delegation of the European Union to Japan

EU Film Days 2020 Online

Tokyo, 05/06/2020 - 17:00, UNIQUE ID: 200603_9
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EU News 143/2020

The Delegation of the European Union to Japan has for many years brought the EU Film Days to enthusiastic cinephiles with the support of numerous co-organisers. While the spread of the novel coronavirus has forced us to cancel actual cinema screenings this year, the event will still take place through online screenings via the Aoyama Theater platform.

This year’s Film Days will showcase 21 works from 20 EU Member States, including seven that will be made available in Japan for the first time (marked with a ‘+’ in list below).

The films to be presented are as follows:

  • Belgium: d'Ardennen (directed by Robin Pront), Nos batailles / Our Struggles (directed by Guillaume Senez)
  • Bulgaria: Monkey (directed by Dimitar 'Shosho' Kotzev)
  • Czech Republic: Malý Pán / Little Man (directed by Radek Beran)
  • Germany: Kinder des Kalifats / Of Fathers and Sons (directed by Talal Derki)
  • Ireland: The Secret of Kells (directed by Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey)
  • Greece: Meltem (directed by Basile Doganis) +
  • Spain: Júlia ist (directed by Elena Martin)
  • France: Barbara (directed by Mathieu Amalric)
  • Croatia: Vatreni / Vatreni: A Flame Has Been Thrown (directed by Edson Ramírez)
  • Italy: La lucina / Distant Light (directed by Fabio Badolato, Jonny Costantino) +
  • Latvia: Bille (directed by Ināra Kolmane) +
  • Hungary: Final Cut: Hölgyeim és uraim / Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (directed by György Pálfi)
  • The Netherlands: Het beste voor Kees / Only the best for our son (directed by Monique Nolte) +
  • Austria: DIE DOHNAL - Frauenministerin/ Feministin/ Visionärin / JOHANNA DOHNAL  - Visionary of Feminism (directed by Sabine Derflinger) +
  • Poland: Memories of Summer (directed by Adam Guziński)
  • Portugal: José e Pilar / José and Pilar (directed by Miguel Gonçalves Mendes)
  • Slovenia: Ne Bom Vec Luzerka / My Last Year as a Loser (directed by Ursa Menart)+
  • Finland: Iloisia aikoja, Mielensäpahoittaja / Happier Times, Grump (directed by Tiina Lymi)
  • Sweden: Aniara (directed by Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja)
  • EU (a film from Cyprus through the EU’s "Support to European Film Festivals" project): Smuggling Hendrix (directed by Marios Piperides) +

Details for the online screenings are as follows:

Dates:           12 - 25 June 2020
Platform:       Aoyama Theater (
                     *only accessible from Japan
Price:            300 JPY per film, 500 JPY for a package of three to four films

Please see the EU Film Days official website for details

* The co-organisers of this year’s event are:
Delegation of the EU to Japan, EU Member State embassies and cultural institutes in Japan (Embassy of Belgium / Arts Flanders Japan / Wallonie-Bruxelles International, Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, Embassy of the Czech Republic / Czech Centre Tokyo, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany / Goethe-Institut Tokyo, Embassy of Ireland, Embassy of Greece, Embassy of Spain / Instituto Cervantes, Embassy of France / Institut Français du Japon, Embassy of the Republic of Croatia, Embassy of Italy / Istiuto Italino di Cultura, Embassy of the Republic of Latvia, Embassy of Hungary / Hungarian Cultural Institute, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Embassy of the Republic of Austria / Austrian Cultural Forum, Embassy of the Republic of Poland / Polish Institute in Tokyo, Embassy of Portugal / Camões – Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, Embassy of Finland, Embassy of Sweden), EUNIC-Japan

In special collaboration with the National Film Archive of Japan


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