First News From Home Film Festival Screening – Kotoko (2011)

Kotoko will be introduced by Dr. Chris Perkins and will be followed by a discussion with Chantal Bertalanffy, PhD in Japanese Studies

Date: Thursday 8th November 2018

Time: 6 pm

Location: The Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square

News From Home Film Festival (Free Film Festival in November with drinks reception)

The only thing worth globalizing is dissent” – Arundhati Roy

The News from Home Film Festival is an initiative created by four PhD students to explore contemporary films depicting the marginalization of cultures and individuals in the face of globalization. The festival takes place across four Thursdays in November beginning on Thursday 8th. Each screening is free (for both students and non-students) and is followed by a drinks reception.

The first screening is the Japanese film Kotoko (2011) by Shinya Tsukamoto, which tells the story of a single mother who struggles to raise her baby while suffering from a mysterious trauma. Dr. Chris Perkins from Japanese Studies will introduce the film, and Chantal Bertalanffy, PhD candidate in Japanese Studies, will hold the post-screening discussion. Please join us for a night of provocative cinema and stimulating conversation.

We will also show the following films the upcoming three Thursdays:

Pilgrim Hill (2013, Gerard Barrett, Ireland) – 15 November, 18:00
Jeune Femme (2017, Léonor Serraille, France) – 22 November, 18:00
On Body and Soul (2017, Ildikó Enyedi, Hungary) – 29 November, 18:00


Supported by Innovative Initiative Grant and LLC Student Led Initiative Grant

Organized by Chantal Bertalanffy, Eszter Simor, François Giraud, Richard Elliott