It’s this time of the year again: The EU Film Days are in town! Films from all over Europe are shown, often in their original languages with English and Japanese subtitles. Many films have won prizes at some film festival or other and are a couple of years old though.
I have not heard of any of the films for this year, except the Austrian one: The Wall. However, I went to the Bulgarian “Victoria” today with friends from Bulgaria. It was a very, very slow film with hardly any dialogue, and even though films from Eastern Europe are usually a bit hard to digest, this one about the relations between women of three generations made me (and my friends) even uncomfortable at the end.
Anyway, If you are around in Kyoto or Tokyo and into something completely different and un-Japanese, do have a look at the films. The official homepage is here: http://eufilmdays.jp/en/schedule/