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Film Programme Mūbii Japan

Mūbii Japan – 90 years of Japanese Cinema

Since the 1930s Japanese cinema is seen as one of the world’s major film cultures, having produced celebrated and iconic filmmakers like Ozu and Kurosawa.

However, there’s more to be discovered about Japanese cinema beyond the familiar roll-call of filmmakers. Take Mikio Naruse (1905-1969), a director who has remained largely unknown in the Netherlands. Mūbii Japan includes work by later directors who were influenced by Naruse, such as Kijū Yoshida, Shinji Sōmai and Hirokazu Kore-eda. The programme also features films by contemporaries Kenji Mizoguchi and Keisuke Kinoshita, masters of melodrama. Mūbii Japan spans ninety years of Japanese film history, from 1926 to the present, with a focus on the 1950s.


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