Japanese Film Festival returns to GSC cinemas in CityONE, tHe Spring on Sept 8-9

Japanese Film Festival logo

KUCHING, Oct 4: The highly anticipated Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns for the second time in 2022 from Sept 8 and 9 at GSC CityONE Megamall and GSC tHe Spring Mall.

According to a press statement, the 18th edition of the annual celebration brings over 12 titles ranging from a variety of genres — drama, documentary, romance, youth and animation, highlighting various aspects of the Japanese culture through the cinema.

JFF 2022 is held in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the “Look East Policy” established in 1982.


The highlight of the festival is the Malaysian release of “Just Remembering” directed by Matsui Daigo, which tells a story of a couple recalling their sweet memories together.

Anime fans will get to enjoy two titles, a coming-of-age story “Blue Thermal” by Tachibana Masaki and a period drama “Inu-Oh” by Yuasa Masaaki.

Family-themed titles on the other hand include “And So The Baton Is Passed” by Maeda Tetsu based on the novel that won the 16th Japan Booksellers’ Award in 2019, a beautiful documentary filled with love “I Go Gaga: Welcome Home Mom” by Nobutomo Naoko, and “Intolerance” by Yoshida Keisuke that highlights the intricate portrayals of the behaviour and psychology of people caught in extreme situations.

Festival goers will also be able to collect rewards while enjoying the festival by collecting stamps which they can use to redeem exclusive goodies and stand a chance to win ‘Books Kinokuniya Malaysia’ vouchers.

Tickets for JFF 2022 will be sold at an affordable price of RM9.50 (except “Just Remembering”) via GSC channels.

All films presented will be in Japanese with English subtitles.

A complete listing of JFF film synopses, showtimes, and general information is available at jfkl.org.my/japanese-film-festival-2022/ and gsc.com.my.

The main poster for JFF 2022.

— DayakDaily