The three-week program “Viva Italia!” presents the great variety of the nation’s cinema, from the masterpieces of opera and screen director Luchino Visconti to Spaghetti Westerns. Highlights include 1973’s My Name is Nobody (pictured), a Topo Gigio animated feature, and Juliet Binoche in the drama Certified Copy, shot in English in Tuscany by Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami. June 6-26 at Cinema Vera (1-5 Maruyamacho, Shibuya-ku; www.cinemavera.com)
Tokyo cinemas continue to bring the world’s best stage performance to their screens with two ballets by premiere British choreographer Matthew Bourne. Swan Lake, which puts a new spin on Tchaikovsky by having men dance the traditionally female roles, will be presented in 3-D starting June 6; while Sleeping Beauty, reimagined as a gothic romance, is on from July 4 at Yebisu Garden Cinema (4-20-2 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku; www.unitedcinemas.jp/yebisu)
Fans of classic Japanese cinema with enough linguistic skills not to need subtitles will want to check out the Nagisa Oshima Retrospective on at Image Forum in Shibuya (2-10-2 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku; www.imageforum.co.jp). The dozen selections focus on the late master’s heyday in the ’60s and ’70s, including Diary of a Shinjuku Thief (1969) In the Realm of the Senses (1976).