July 19, 2012
Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on July 2012
The French romantic comedy The Women on the 6th Floor (2010 pictured) will be charming audiences at Bunkamura’s Le Cinema (2-24-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku; www.bunkamura.co.jp) from July 21. Director Philippe Le Guay used his own father as the basis for the main character, a staid stockbroker in 1960s Paris whose life is turned upside-down when he falls for his Spanish maid…
The documentary Winds from Fukushima will screen at Pole Pole (4-4-1 Higashi Nakano, Nakano-ku; www.mmjp.or.jp/pole2) from July 28. The doc follows the daily lives of people still living in the shadow of the crippled nuclear reactors, with the aim of showing the idyllic country life that has come under threat by power that is sent to big cities.…
Summer in Japan is traditionally a time for horror stories… and horror movies. Shin-Bungeiza in Ikebukuro (3F, 1-43-5 Higashi-Ikebukuro Toshima-ku; www.shin-bungeiza.com) continues its summer series of all-night horror movie marathons on July 21 starting at 10:30pm, with cult classics The Exterminator (1980), Night Train Murders (1975), Evilspeak (1981) and more.