Days of Japanese Cinema at Kazan Muslim Film Festival: Dialogue Could be Built Through Culture
5 September 2018News
Today, the Days of Japanese Cinema parallel programme at the Kazan Muslim Film Festival was held in Mir Cinema. The programme aiming to share the history, culture and arts of Japan to Russian spectators is held within the framework of the Year of Japan in Russia 2018.
‘It is possible and necessary to build a dialogue, develop our relations, find solutions for challenges that we are facing though dialogue. In this light, the motto of the Kazan Muslim Film Festival is quite current for us. Cinema arts is a universal tool that could share the stories about everything. I hope that the films screened will help to understand better the traditions and values of Japan’, said Toshio Yamamoto, the Minister of the Embassy of Japan in Russia, the Head of Communication Department, in his welcoming letter on the occasion of the opening ceremony.
The following films by Japanese directors are to be screened in the parallel programme: Zen by Bammei Takahasi, Recovery by Kiyosi Kurosava, About Women and Devils by Yosimtsu Morita, Summer with a Merman Named Ku by Kayiti Hara and Reminiscent by Masaki Inoue.
‘It is not always easy to establish contacts between countries. We would like to thank the broad vision and the principles of the Kazan Muslim Film Festival for this opportunity’, commented Asiya Sadykova, the director of the Sakura Information Centre for Tatar and Japanese Cultures.
Photo essay: The opening of the movie festival Japan