Experience Japanese cinema at home for free
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Experience Japanese cinema at home for free

Experience Japanese cinema at home for free

What could be better than staying in and enjoying the fascinating world of Japanese films in 4K from the comfort of your home, for free? You can do just that as The Japan Foundation Bangkok hosts the Japanese Film Festival Online 2024, from June 5 to July 3.

As part of Japanese Film Festival (JFF), the third edition of the Japanese Film Festival Online promises to be the largest yet. A diverse selection of 23 films will be available during the first two weeks, followed by two TV drama series in the subsequent two weeks.

Highlights include the 2021 romance/drama We Made A Beautiful Bouquet, the 2022 foodie drama The Zen Diary, the 2023 teen drama Single8, and the theatrical version of the anime Jungle Emperor Leo (1997), also known as Kimba The White Lion. Additionally, two TV drama series, Downtown Rocket (2015) and Rikuo (2017), both of which generated buzz when they aired in Japan, will be available.

All titles will be available for free, with subtitles in 16 languages, and accessible in 27 countries. Don’t miss the directors’ messages and unique talks and events in select countries/regions.

For updates, follow JFF+ social media accounts, as well as those of The Japan Foundation and the Japanese embassy in Thailand. 

About The Japan Foundation

As part of the JFF Asia-Pacific Gateway Initiative, The Japan Foundation established the Japanese Film Festival in 2016 with the aim of sharing Japanese cinema with 10 Asean countries and Australia. The festival expanded to China and India in 2017, and to Russia in 2018. In 2023, the JFF was held in 10 countries with more than 120,000 participants.

For more details about the festival, visit jff.jpf.go.jp.

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