2008-01-26 | The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library Friday Theater (February–March)

Screenings at the Yamagata Documentary Film Library present documentaries and movies rarely shown on television or in theaters, including works from the Film Library vaults.

The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library Friday Theater

YIDFF 2007 plus: Fighting Youth, Singing Youth
February 8 (Fri)
14:00, 19:00 (screens twice)
Dir: Jouko Aaltonen / FINLAND / 2006 / 35mm / 80 min / YIDFF 2007 International Competition
17:00 (single screening)
Sea of Youth
Dir: Ogawa Shinsuke / JAPAN / 1966 / 16mm / 56 min

The third instalment of YIDFF 2007 plus. In times of fierce conflict, young people have wavered, worried, sung, and fought. These past struggles are still waiting for an “answer.”

Yamagata General of Comedy
February 22 (Fri) 14:00, 19:00 (screens twice)
The Story of A Private—The Knack (“Nitohei monogatari—banji yoryo no maki”)
Dir: Fukuda Seiichi / Cast: Ban Junzaburo, Hanabishi Achako, Naniwa Chieko, Tony Tani / JAPAN / 1959 / 16mm (Orig: 35mm) / 100 min (No English subtitles)

Ban Junzaburo, known as “Banjun,” was Yamagata’s king of comedy. His The Story of a Private series with Hanabishi Achako that took a nostalgic look at life in the military was a huge success, and was especially popular with former conscripts.

National Focus: Russia 1
March 14 (Fri) 14:00, 19:00 (screens twice)
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Dir: Casper Wrede / 1971 / 105 min

National Focus: Russia 2 (YIDFF 2007 plus)
March 21 (Fri)
14:00, 19:00 (screens twice)
Wild, Wild Beach
Dir: Alexander Rastorguev, Vitaly Mansky, Susanna Baranzhieva / RUSSIA, GERMANY / 2006 / Video / 125 min / YIDFF 2007 International Competition
17:00 (single screening)
The House on Arbat Street
Dir: Marina Goldovskaya / RUSSIA / 1993 / 16mm / 59 min / YIDFF ’95 International Competition

[Venue] The YAMAGATA Documentary Film Library (Yamagata Big Wing 3F)
[Admission] Free admission for members (Member’s fee: 3,000 yen for one year), One time ticket:1,000 yen
[Contact] phone: 023-666-4480 (YIDFF Yamagata office)