Japanese Film Festival to run from Jan 20 to 23

The Japanese Film Festival 2021 is coming to Kuching from Jan 20 to 23, 2022.

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KUCHING, Jan 14: The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is making a comeback, with several films scheduled to be screened at Golden Screen Cinemas, CityONE Megamall from Jan 20 to 23, 2022.

Its organiser, The Japan Foundation, in a recent statement said the selection of films would range from those with themes such as family and drama to animation and comedy, and the selection of 13 films will capture the hearts and minds of audiences from all ages.

The month-long celebration will feature four films released in 2021, ‘It’s a Summer Film!’ directed by Matsumoto Soushi, ‘Liar x Liar’ by director Yakumo Saiji, thriller ‘The Night Beyond The Tricornered Window’ by Mirogaki Yukihiro, and ‘Moonlight Shadow’ directed by Malaysian film director Edmund Yeo.

“Showcasing new and acclaimed Japanese films from various genres, this year’s film screening will satisfy the cinematic cravings of those disappointed by the cancellation of JFF 2020, and welcome newcomers to experience the charms of the Japanese cinema.

“JFF 2021 was initially planned for a September 2021 launch but was brought forward to January 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” it said.

All films presented will be in Japanese with English subtitles.

Festival goers will also be able to enjoy the festival and collect rewards along the way. Watch any of the festival movies to earn stamps that you can use to redeem exclusive goodies.

A complete listing of JFF film synopses, showtimes, and general information is available at jfkl.org.my/events/jff-2021 and gsc.com.my. — DayakDaily