Japan Society Film screens a diverse selection of classic and contemporary Japanese cinema throughout the year—including retrospectives of seminal directors, thematic series, and special screenings of international, U.S. and NY premieres—and organizes JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film, the largest festival of its kind in North America.
Four Films by Shunji Iwai
DECEMBER 9—23, 2022
A focus celebrating the defining early works of filmmaker Shunji Iwai, Love Letters offers a primer on the cineaste’s lyrical portraits of adolescence, ripe with poetic yearnings of grief, friendship and young love.
Japan Society programs are made possible by leadership support from Booth Ferris Foundation and Shiseido Americas. Japan Society Film programs are generously supported by ORIX Corporation USA, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and endowment support from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund. Additional season support is provided by The Globus Family, Akiko Koide and Shohei Koide, David Toberisky, Geoff and Fumi Matters, Laurel Gonsalves, and David S. Howe. Transportation assistance is provided by Japan Airlines, the exclusive Japanese airline sponsor of Japan Society Film.