2020-12-14 10:57:52[UPDATES]

Japan Film Festival opens: Eight films warm the winter


On the evening of December 11, as a major event of the 2020 Shanghai International Film Festival at the end of the year, the fourth Japanese Film Festival, co-sponsored by the Shanghai International Film Festival Center and Shanghai Film Distribution and Exhibition Association, kicked off at the flagship store of Tianshan Cinema-Hongqiao Art Center. HOKUSAI was the first to meet fans as an opening film.

This year's Japan Film Festival will show Silent Tokyo, The Brightest Roof in the Universe, God of Fiction, KYO KARA ORE WA, Any Crybabies Around? A Balance, HOKUSAI and Hope are eight new Japanese films, the first four of which are international premieres. Any Crybabies Around? had its premiere in China.
 Under the meticulous curatorial exhibition of the Shanghai International Film Festival, these new films have a variety of themes and types, and word-of-mouth masterpieces gather with the premiere, which not only presents the latest style of Japanese film creation, but also brings a light and shadow feast of Japanese culture for Chinese moviegoers. to meet the diversified and differentiated viewing needs of moviegoers in an all-round way.

Movie fans watching greeting video of crew of HOKUSAI

Affected by COVID-19 's epidemic, the creators of this film were unable to arrive in Shanghai to communicate with fans face to face. HOKUSAI, Silent Tokyo, A balance, Any Crybabies Around? The creators specially recorded a video to send greetings to Shanghai fans.

2020 is the year for the promotion of cultural and sports exchanges between China and Japan. Japan Film Festival aims to promote the further development of cultural exchanges between the two countries. Gao Yunfei, director of the Shanghai Film Bureau, and Akio Isomata, consul general of Japan in Shanghai, attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches.

Gao Yunfei, director of the Shanghai Film Bureau, and Akio Isomata, consul general of Japan in Shanghai, attended the opening ceremony

The "Japanese New Film Festival" was founded in 2017 by the Shanghai International Film Festival with years of accumulated international resources. It has been held for four times so far, and is deeply loved by the majority of moviegoers. Japan Film Festival has built a bridge of communication and reunion between the Chinese and Japanese film industries, enhanced the traditional friendship between China and Japan, and enabled audiences of the two countries to share each other's latest film achievements through exchanges and screenings.

From today to December 20, Japanese Film Festival will be screened a total of 18 times at Shanghai Daming Cinema and Tianshan Cinema-Hongqiao Art Center flagship store. With the help of the Yangtze River Delta Film Distribution and projection Alliance, Japanese Film Festival Hangzhou will be held from December 18 to 27.

Guiding Unit:State Film Administration      Host Units:China Media Group Shanghai Municipal People's Government

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