Classic Japanese film series - Floating Clouds

ANU’s Department of Pacific and Asian History and the Japan Institute are proud to present a series of historically and artistically significant award-winning films from Japan. Our latest series features seven films recognised as masterpieces by Kinema Junpō, one of Japan’s oldest and most prestigious film journals. All the selected films are either recipients of Kinema Junpō’s Best Japanese Film Award, or were included in the journal’s 2009 list of the top ten best Japanese films of all time.

This week's screening will be Floating Clouds Dir. Naruse Mikio (1955).

Wartime love affair is renewed in the uncertain world of postwar Japan. Based on the novel by  Fumiko Hayashi, and addressing the familiar postwar themes of wandering and identity dislocation, Ukigumo was Naruse’s most popular  film in Japan. Won best film, actor, actress and director at 1956 Kinema Junpō awards. Placed #3 in Kinema Junpō’s ten best Japanese films of all time  (2009 list).

Screenings: (Wednesdays) 4:00 P.M. start.   Light snacks will be provided.  RSVP is appreciated but not essential.

Updated:  27 November 2018/Responsible Officer:  JI Management Group/Page Contact:  Japan Institute