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Japanese Film Festival 2016

Period:11 Feb 2016 - 14 Feb 2016

Address:999/9, Rama 1 Rd., Lumphini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Service day:Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Service hours: 19:00-21:00

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A selection of nine Japanese films representing diverse angles of love will be screened during the Japanese Film Festival 2016 at SF World Cinema, CentralWorld, today until Sunday.

Organised by Japan Foundation, the 39th edition of the film fest comes under the “Shapes Of Love” theme and focuses on nine new and recent movies, including Rabu & Pîsu (Love & Peace), which will open the festival today at 7.15pm (by invitation only) and will be screened again on Saturday at 7pm.

The fantasy drama is directed by Sion Sono whose 2009 drama, Chanto Tsutaeru (Be Sure To Share), will also be screened. Sono won the Caligari Film Award of the Berlin International Film Festival and International Federation of Film Critics Award.

The line-up includes Jinkusu!!! (Jinx!!!) and Kin Kyori Renai, both directed by Naoto Kumazawa; Subete Wa Kimi Ni Aetakara (It All Began When I Met You) by Katsuhide Motiki; Nounai Poizun Berî (Poison Berry In My Brain) directed by Yuichi Sato; Momose, Kocchi Wo Muite (My Pretend Girlfriend) by Saiji Yakuno; Kiyoku Yawaku (Beyond The Memories) by Takehiko Shinji; and Koibitotachi (Three Stories Of Love) by Ryosuke Hashiguchi.

All movies have Thai and English subtitles. After Bangkok, the film fest will move to SFX Cinema Maya Chiang Mai from Feb 19-21, SF Cinema City Central Khon Kaen from Feb 26-28 and SF Cinema City Central Suratthani from March 4-6.

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Japanese film fest

A selection of Japanese movies will be presented during the Japanese Film Festival 2017, at SF World Cinema, CentralWorld, from Saturday to Feb 12.

Held to commemorate the 130th anniversary of Thai-Japanese diplomatic relations by the Japan Foundation, the annual festival will screen 14 of the most recent Japanese films of various genres, bringing laughter, tears and lasting memories.

The festival will open with Kono Sekai No Katasumi Ni (In This Corner Of The World), a historical animated feature directed by Sunao Katabuchi that won several awards in Japan. It will be screened on Saturday at 4pm, followed by Sanada Jûyûshi (Sanada Ten Braves), a comedy-action film directed by Yukihiko Tutsumi at 7.30pm.

The line-up includes four dramas — Chihayafuru Part 1 and Part 2, both directed by Norihiro Koizumi; Fuchi Ni Tatsu (Harmonium) by Koji Fukada and An (Sweet Bean) by Naomi Kawase; two mystery-thrillers, (Kurîpî: Itsuwari No Rinjin) Creepy, directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Himitsu: The Top Secret (The Top Secret: Murder In Mind), directed by Keisho Otomo; and Satoshi No Seishun (Satoshi: A Move For Tomorrow), a biopic about Japanese chess prodigy Satoshi Murayama, directed by Yoshitaka Mori.

The others are all comedies: Mohican kokyô ni kaeru (The Mohican Comes Home), directed by Shuichi Okita; Tono, Risoku De Gozaru! (The Magnificent Nine), by Yoshihiro Nakamura; Kazoku Wa Tsuraiyo (What A Wonderful Family), directed by Yoji Yamada; Kinmedaru Otoko (Man Of The Gold Medal), by Teruyoshi Uchimura; and Yu Wo Wakasuhodo No Atsui Ai (Her Love Boils Bathwater), by Ryota Nakano.

The festival will then move to SFX Cinema Maya in Chiang Mai, from Feb 23-26; SF Cinema Central Plaza Khon Kaen from March 3-5, and SF Cinema Central Festival Phuket from March 17-19.

All films are in Japanese with English and Thai subtitles. Tickets cost 120 baht for screenings in Bangkok and 80 baht in Chiang Mai. There is no admission fee for screenings in Khon Kaen and Phuket.

Moviegoers are invited to join the Watch-Write-Win contest, requiring them to write a review of their favourite movie for a chance to win a pair of two-night-trip tickets to Tokyo.

Visit http://th.japanesefilmfest.org and www.japanesefilmfest.org/vote.

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