For the 5th anniversary of the retrospective of Japanese cinema held in Minsk with the support of JTI company, the Japan Foundation and the Embassy of Japan, from March 31 to April 3 in the cinema «Pobeda» will be showing four films of the cult adventures of Japanese Charlie Chaplin – Tora-san – «A man’s life is hard».

«A Man’s Life is Hard» is Japan’s most famous multi-episode comedy created by the Shochiku Film Company. Its author is Yoji Yamada, a frequent Berlinale guest and Oscar nominee. The cycle of films about the adventures of a good-natured weirdo Torajiro Kuruma (or Tora-san) is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s longest film series. Belarusian moviegoers will see for the first time the films «A Man’s Life is Hard. Our Glorious Tramp Tora-san» (1968), «Tora-san and Love Under the Umbrella» (1975), «The Rise and Scarlet Sunset of Torajiro» (1976), «Tora-san, Religion, Love» (1983).

«The retrospective, which introduces our audiences to the cinematography of the Land of the Rising Sun, will celebrate its fifth anniversary this year, and we are pleased that our company has been supporting this unique cultural project since its inception. Popularization of culture and art of Japan is one of JTI’s corporate social responsibility investments», – said Gennady Brusnikov, JTI Deputy Director.
The retrospective of Japanese cinema will be accompanied by the opening of Sergey Milyukhin’s photo exhibition «Tokyo Today» from «Around the World» project of «Argumenty i Fakty» newspaper, which will be shown in the cinema’s lobby.