The Setsuko Hara series in Kino Arsenal continues tonight

Early Summer 1951 Ozu 4

Noriko (Setsuko Hara) lives in postwar Tokyo with her extended family. Although she enjoys her career and her friends, her more traditionally minded family worries about the fact that she’s still single at the advanced age of 28. When 40-year-old business associate Takako (Kuniko Igawa) proposes marriage, Noriko’s family press her into accepting. But when […]

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Japanese classic movie at Kino Arsenal tonight


  Slant Magazine writes about the film: The greatest shock of Sudden Rain comes when Ryotaro Namiki (Shuji Sano) declares to his wife Fumiko (Setsuko Hara) that she has no dreams. For those familiar with Hara’s typically incandescent screen presence this is less of an insult than pure blasphemy, though it’s all to director Mikio […]

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Setsuko Hara in Daughters, Wives and a Mother


Sanae (Hara Setsuko), a recent widow, has returned to the family home with a sizable sum of insurance money – an event that triggers discord in a family already coming apart at the seams. With great performances by an A-list cast, Daughters, Wives, and a Mother contrasts Sanae’s virtuous daughter against her scheming, cash-strapped, and […]

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The greatest film of all time: Tokyo Story


The 1953 masterpiece “Tokyo Story,” by director Yasujiro Ozu, has been voted the greatest film of all time by 358 directors around the world, in a poll released in 2012 by Sight and Sound magazine. The publication, by the British Film Institute, rated the late Ozu’s classic story of family, loss and change over other […]

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“Nationaloper” in Radialsystem V


“Nationaloper” in Radialsystem V Vertigo Trombone Quartet is looking forward to perform again with our amazing singers Hanna Dóra Sturludóttir and Yuka Yanagihara. – Nils Wogram TODAY 18:00 “Freischütz” Novoflot ( Deutschland ) 20:00 “Der Schweizerpsalm” kraut_produktion (Schweiz) 21:45  “Bánk bán -ACT” Krétakör (Ungarn) Read more about the concert here. Radialsystem V Holzmarktstraße 33 Berlin

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Open Air Cinema: Sweet Bean


Sweet Bean (Japanese: あん)is a 2015 Japanese drama film directed by Naomi Kawase. It was selected to open the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. It was also selected to be screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. The film centres around Sentaro, a […]

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Open Air Cinema: Our Little Sister


Our Little Sister (Japanese: 海街) is a 2015 Japanese film directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, starring Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho and Suzu Hirose. It tells the story of three sisters in their 20s who live together in Kamakura, and are joined by their 14-year-old half sister after their father dies. The film is based on […]

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Japanese Koto Workshop (free event)


“Tag der Musikschulen in der Berliner Philharmonie 2016” Eintritt frei! Im Foyer: Makiko Goto mit dem Kotoensemble tritt im Erdgeschoss auf der Bühne 1 (B1) von 12:50-13:00 Uhr auf, danach Instrumentenstation an gleicher Stelle für 45 Minuten. 12:50 Japanische Zithermusik – LKMS Sawai Koto Ensemble Berlin B1● 13:00-13:45 Uhr Klanginseln Koto, japanische Zither B1 Auftrittsprogramm: […]

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Japanese Sunday Brunch


  Today Sunday 11:00 to 17:00 16 euro / person 10 euro / Kids up to 10 years old 5 euro / Kids up to 5 years old We offer an exclusive Sunday brunch meal that differs from our usual fusion menu as it is a traditionally home made Japanese cuisine. Please enjoy our home […]

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It’s Sake Week in Berlin!


SAKE WEEK IN BERLIN FROM JUNE 24 TO JULY 1! Liebe Sake Freunde, gemeinsam mit CHOYA und TOKURI lädt Sie ULA BERLIN zu einem exklusiven Sake Tasting in entspannter Athmosphäre ein. Genießen Sie 5 ausgewählte Premium Sake mit ULAs besonderem Japanischen Essen und erfahren Sie die Vielfalt und Einzigartigkeit des Japanischen Nationalgetränks. 24. June 19:00 […]

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