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Friday, May 21, 2004

OF NOTE

Athenee center to screen key films

Athenee Francais Cultural Center in Tokyo will present a series of movies from around the world, starting on May 25.

The Lecon de Cinema series is a selection of what the center thinks are the most important recently screened movies.

The films will be shown at the Athenee Francais Cultural Center, on the fourth floor of Athenee Francais French-language school (2-11 Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda Ward), a seven-minute walk from Ochanomizu Station.

Admission is 600 yen per screening for members, and 1,000 yen for nonmembers. Membership costs 1,500 yen.

Subtitles in Japanese, unless otherwise stated.

Part 1:

* May 25, 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. "Khrustalyev, Mashinu! (Khrustalyev, Get a Car!)" (Alexei Yurievich Gherman, 1998, 142 min.)

* May 26, 3:40 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. "O Principio da Incerteza" (Manoel de Oliveira, 2002, 132 min.)

May 27, 3:50 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. "Tosca" (Benoi^t Jacquot, 2001, 126 min.)

* May 28, 3:40 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. "L'Anglaise et le duc" (Eric Rohmer, 2001, 129 min.)

* May 29, 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. "Operati, Contadini" (Daniele Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub, 2000, 123 min.)

* May 31, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. "ten" (Abbas Kiarostami, 2002, 94 min.)

* June 1, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. "Akarui Mirai (Bright Future)" (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2002, 92 min., English subtitles)

Part 2:

* June 3, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. "Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach" (Daniele Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub, 1967, 94 min.)

* June 4, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. "Le Dix-septieme parallele" (Joris Ivens & Marceline Loridan, 1968, 117 min.)

* June 5, 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. "La maman et la putain" (Jean Eustache, 1973, 220 min.)

* June 7, 3:40 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. "Ici et ailleurs" (Jean-Luc Godard & Anne-Marie Mieville, 1974, 55 min.) and "Comment ca va?" (Jean-Luc Godard & Anne-Marie Mieville, 1976, 78 min.)

* June 8, 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. "People Between Earth and Sky" (Semyon Aranovich, 1971, 52 min.)

* June 9, 3:50 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. "Maynila: sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag" (Lino Brocka, 1975, 124 min.)

* June 10, 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. "Agatha" (Marguerite Duras, 1981, 86 min.)

For more information, call the center at (03) 3291-4339 or check the center's Web site at www.athenee.net/culturalcenter



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