Japanese Music Film Weekend “OTO│EIGA”

The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam and The Onion Cellar proudly present the Japanese Music Film Weekend “OTO│EIGA” in Hanoi from Friday 14 – Sunday 16 September 2012.

We all know that saying – “Without music, life would be a mistake”. Imagine a rather nightmare-ish scenario in which music did not exist, and in particular – not in Japan. How big a mistake would that be?

Because, quite frankly, no one does music like the Japanese.

When it comes to music, Japan is like a huge crossroad, a special place where musical genres from all over the world meet and clash with each other. Every time a new element enters the scene, it is immediately absorbed, disassembled, examined, tested, mixed with other ingredients, and finally transformed into something entirely new and uniquely ‘Nippon’, from which multiple subgenres consequently spring out in all directions. There simply is no boundary. Diversity is the rule.

 

With five screenings spanning over three days and utilizing the documentary medium, OTO | EIGA thus acts as a window into various incarnations of contemporary Japanese music: from electronic beats and urban rumblings of big cities, to esoteric sounds inspired by nature and mythology, and everything in between. As the name (roughly translated as Sound | Film) implies, these films are beautiful treats to the eyes as much as they are to the ears, and expected to inspire both the local audience and the artists in Vietnam.

 

Remarks  

“Live from Tokyo”, “Live Tape” and “KanZeOn” are in Japanese with subtitles in both Vietnamese and English.

“La Faute Des Fleurs” is in Japanese with English subtitles and voice-over headphones in Vietnamese.

“MONO: Holy Ground” is a live concert recording with no subtitles.

 

Free of admission

Free tickets are available from 14:00 on Friday 31 August at:
The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi TEL 04 3944 7419
[Opening hours: 09:00 – 18:00, no closed days]

 

Film List & Screening Schedule:

Click on the pictures for more information.

 

Live from Tokyo
2010 / 80 minutes / Documentary/ Director: Lewis Rapkin20:00 – Friday 14 September
@ The Japan Foundation Exhibition Hall & Courtyard
27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
MONO: Holy Ground – Live With the Wordless Music Orchestra
2010 / 90 minutes / Live recording / Director: Jeremy Johnstone16:00 – Saturday 15 September
@ Hanoi Cinemathèque
22A Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Live Tape
2009 / 74 minutes / Documentary / Director: Tetsuaki Matsue20:00 – Saturday 15 September
@ Hanoi Cinemathèque
22A Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
La Faute Des Fleurs
2009 / 70 minutes / Documentary / Director: Vincent Moon16:00 – Sunday 16 September
@ Hanoi Cinemathèque
22A Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
KanZeOn
2011 / 87 minutes / Documentary / Director: Neil Cantwell & Tim Grabham20:00 – Sunday 16 September
@ Hanoi Cinemathèque
22A Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

 

For more information please download press release:

Vietnamese

English

 

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For inquiries, please contact at:

Ms. Huong (Ext. 106) / Mr. Yoshioka (0123-384-4138)
The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam www.jpf.org.vn
TEL 04-3944-7419 www.facebook.com/japanfoundation.vietnam

 


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