JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2016

The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns with a huge 20th anniversary program

Thu Nov 24th 2016 to Sun Dec 4th 2016 at 18:00
Melbourne, 211 LaTrobe St, Melbourne
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The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns to Melbourne in 2016 with a huge 20th anniversary program, shining a spotlight on the best of Japanese culture from November 24th to December 4th.
 
Carefully curated by The Japan Foundation, Sydney, the 2016 Festival will present exciting new films direct from Japan, including comedy, samurai and yakuza action, manga adaptations, high school romance and much more.
 
Highlights of the 2016 Festival include CREEPY, the latest film from Japan’s leading horror director Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Cure) about a former detective who investigates the case of a missing family all the while obvious of the dangers close to home, CHIHAYAFURU PART I and II based on the popular manga series of the same name, and a fascinating documentary which captures the unique culture of the world’s largest seafood market, TSUKIJI WONDERLAND.
 
JFF Program Coordinator, Margarett Cortez, said “We’ve scoured Japan for the best of both classic and modern Japanese cinema and we're thrilled to celebrate our 20th anniversary with such a diverse program. From special events and classic films from the fifties on, to works by female directors and rising indie filmmakers, there really is something for everyone in this program”.

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