EU Film Days, which has been one of the most popular events during the annual EU-Japan Friendship Week, introduces selected works of cinema from EU nations.

The 11th edition of the festival will also include the film “The Living and the Dead” from Croatia, which is due to join the European Union on July 1.

Several of the films from 22 countries to be screened this year will be shown for the first time in Japan.

Most of the films are with subtitles in Japanese, but there will be nine films with subtitles in English.

Also, two films — “Men At Lunch” from Ireland and “Germany from Above” from Germany — will be screened in English.

EU Film Days will take place at the Italian Cultural Institute in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, from May 31 through June 26 (see schedule at left). Tickets are ¥500 per screening.

Screenings of some of the films will also be held in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture (June 12-14); Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture (June 25-26); Okayama (June 29-30) and Saga (July 5-6).

For more information, visit www.eufilmdays.jp (in Japanese and English), or call the Italian Cultural Institute at (03) 3264-6011 (ext. 30) (Tokyo). For details of screenings in other areas, see the website above.

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