2020-11-26 20:05:00[UPDATES]

“Japanese Film Festival” Is to Be Held as Scheduled, and Nine New Films Are To Be Shown in Shanghai

Since 2017, “Japanese Film Festival” held in winter every year has built up a bridge for communication between Chinese film fans and Japanese film culture. In the winter of 2020, “Japanese Film Festival” is to be held as scheduled. From December 11 to December 27, 9 new Japanese films are to be shown in the cinemas in Shanghai and Hangzhou, to let the film fans there feel a surge of fresh air again.


 

“Japanese Film Festival” is a people-benefit initiative taken by Shanghai International Film Festival by virtue of its international resources accumulated over the years to meet the viewing requirements of film fans, which extends film exhibitions from the Festival to other occasions, and also a part of the “Film Festival Every Week” series of Shanghai Art Film Federation. For the “Japanese Film Festival” this year, Shanghai International Film Festival features a lot of new Japanese films with a wide range of genres, and plans to show some acclaimed films together with new films through careful selection and well planning.


During the “Japanese Film Festival”, SIFF will show 9 new Japanese films, i.e. “HOKUSAI”, “Silent Tokyo”, “Hope”, “The Brightest Roof in the Universe”, “Threads - Our Tapestry of Love”, “Any Crybabies Around?”, “Our Story”, “From Today, It’s My Turn!!: The Movie” and “A Balance”. In the list of films, there are literary films that win awards at film festivals, hot commercial films with an all-star cast that are based on hit Japanese films, and healing films with Japanese characteristics that can warm the heart of viewers. These diversified films are sufficient to meet the viewing requirements of film fans in all directions. 


From December 11, these 9 new Japanese films will be shown in two rounds at Tianshan Cinema-Hongqiao Art Center Flagship Store and The Grand Theatre in Shanghai. From December 18, “Japanese Film Festival” will show these films in Hangzhou synchronously. The official website, WeChat Official Account and Weibo of Shanghai International Film Festival will announce the screen schedule and the billing information in coming days.

 

 
HOKUSAI 
 
Director: Hajime Hashimoto
 

 

A life of the Japanese famous artist Hokusai Katsushika

The closing film of 2020 Tokyo International Film Festival

 
 
Silent Tokyo
 
Global Premiere 

Director: Takafumi Hatano
 

 

The nightmare before Christmas featuring an all-star cast

 
 
Hope
 
Mainland China Premiere

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi
 

 

The latest creation by Yukihiko Tsutsumi, a maverick director

Aim the camera at the family involved in school violence 


 
 
 
The Brightest Roof in the Universe
 
Global Premiere

Director: Michihito Fujii
 

 

One of the most influential Japanese healing films this year

A summer fairy tale of a young girl and an old lady

 
 
 
 
Threads - Our Tapestry of Love
 
China Premiere


Director: Takahisa Zeze
 

 

A story inspired by Miyuki Nakajima’s classic melodies

Suda Masaki and Komatsu Nana jointly interpret a romantic story

 
 

 
Any Crybabies Around?
 
China Premiere


Director: Takuma Satô
 

 

Enter the main competition unit of The 68th San Sebastian International Film Festival (2020)

Win “Best Cinematography Award”



 
Our Story
 
Global Premiere
 
Director: Shigeaki Kubo

 

 

Sato Taiki and Hashimoto Kanna become excellent Japanese writers

 
 
 
 
From Today, It’s My Turn!!: The Movie
 
Global Premiere


Director: Yûichi Fukuda
 

 

The film version of hit Japanese TV drama “From Today, It’s My Turn!!”, more funny than the TV version

 

 
A Balance
 
Director:Yujiro Harumoto

 

Roberto Rossellini Awards · Jury Award of the 4th Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival (2020) 

Best Film - Crouching Tigers

 New Currents Award of the 25th Busan International Film Festival

 

 

 

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