Join us for free film screenings on Laid-back Tuesdays throughout this year's autumn and winter months as we transform our event area into a cosy space, complete with bean bags, for you to enjoy Japanese films including some Japanese Film Festival favourites.

This event is free but requires tickets, available online via the link below.

Bookmark this page as we will regularly update it with new screening sessions.

Venue & Admission
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4 (via lifts)
Central Park
28 Broadway
Chippendale NSW 2008

Admission: Free; tickets required via the Book Now button below

Screening Sessions
Street of Shame (赤線地帯)

Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Doors open at 6:15pm


In post-war Japan, the government has waged a campaign to ban prostitution. But due to the uncertainty and devastation of the new economic arena, the women have been left behind to their own demise, turning to the streets for financial survival. In an establishment called Dreamland situated in Tokyo’s red-light district, the desolate lives and faded dreams of five women intersect. But as the momentum of the anti-prostitution bill starts to progress, the women find their allegiances tested by economic necessity and personal conscience.

This was Kenji Mizoguchi’s final film before passing away later that year, aged 58 – the same year that prostitution was outlawed in Japan. Starring Machiko Kyo, Aiko Mimasu and Ayako Wakao, it was awarded with a special mention for its poignancy at the 17th Venice Film Festival.

Genre:   Classic / Drama / Black-and-white
Director:   Kenji Mizoguchi
Producer:   Masaichi Nagata
Screenplay:   Masashige Narusawa
Original Story:   Yoshiko Shibaki (novel)
Cast:   Machiko Kyo, Ayako Wakao, Aiko Mimasu
Year:   1956
Length:   87 min
Classification:   M

Past Sessions
Free Film Screening: Naruto Shippuden Movie 5: Blood Prison
(劇場版 NARUTO -ナルト- ブラッド・プリズン)

Tuesday, July 26
God of Ramen (ラーメンより大切なもの)
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
Thermae Romae (テルマエ・ロマエ)
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
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