E-resources Advent Calendar Window 2 : Japanese and Korean films for the holidays

Would you like to start the holidays with a gentle and heart-warming film? We recommend ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service,’ a 1989 animated film by Hayao Miyazaki.

Japanese theatrical release poster for "Kiki's Delivery Service"

This is one of many Japanese and Korean films available on the ‘Box of Broadcasts’ from Learning on Screen, a database of programmes shown on UK television dating back to the 1970s. Please note access is only available within the UK.

Dr Kristin Williams, Head of Japanese and Korean Section at Cambridge University Library, has  made playlists of Japanese and Korean films that you might want to use for listening practice over the Christmas break. There are samurai films by Kurosawa, animated films from Studio Ghibli, the zombie movie ‘Train to Busan’, the recent award-winning Korean film ‘Parasite’, and many others.

Film playlists:

Korean films https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/playlists/303745

Japanese films https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand/playlists/352279

More e-resources:

Korean: https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/departments/korean-collections/e-resources-korean-studies

Japanese: https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/departments/japanese-collections/e-resources-japanese-studies

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