Japanese Film Festival

Japanese Film Festival


It is time for the highlight of the Japanese movie season with The Japan Foundation!


The highly anticipated Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns and will continue to provide film lovers with the best of Japanese films at selected Golden Screen Cinemas nationwide, from 7 September to 15 October 2023. Showcasing new and acclaimed Japanese films from various genres, we hope that this year’s film selections will continue to allow returned filmgoers and newcomers to experience the charms of Japanese cinema.


All films presented will be in Japanese with English subtitles.

>>>Click here for the JFF 2023 Official Website<<<


KLANG VALLEY (7 – 13 September 2023)

GSC Mid Valley
GSC 1 Utama
GSC NU Sentral

JOHOR BAHRU (14 – 17 September 2023)

GSC Paradigm Mall JB, Johor Bahru

PENANG (21 – 24 September 2023)

GSC Gurney Plaza, Penang

KUCHING (5 – 8 October 2023)

GSC CityONE Megamall, Kuching

KOTA KINABALU (12 – 15 October 2023)

GSC Suria Sabah, Kota Kinabalu




A MAN (ある男)
d. ISHIKAWA Kei 石川慶 /2022 /121 min /P13/Drama,Mystery


AND YET, YOU ARE SO SWEET (なのに、千輝くんが甘すぎる)
d. SHINJYO Takehiko 新城毅彦 /2023 /99 min /13/Drama,Romance


d. MIYAZAKI Hayao 宮崎駿 /1979 /100 min /13/Animation,Adventure


#Manhole (#マンホール)
d. KUMAKIRI Kazuyoshi 熊切 和嘉/2023 /99 min /TBC/Suspense,Thriller


MONDAYS: See you “this” week! (MONDAYS このタイムループ、上司に気づかせないと終わらない)
d. TAKEBAYASHI Ryo 竹林亮 /2022 /82 min/P12/Comedy


SHYLOCK’S CHILDREN (シャイロックの子供たち)
d. MOTOKI Katsuhide 本木克英 /2023 /122 min /16/Drama,Mystery


Small, Slow but Steady (ケイコ 目を澄ませて)
d. MIYAKE Sho 三宅唱 /2022 /99 min /P12/Drama


The Lines That Define Me (線は、僕を描く)
d. KOIZUMI Nori 小泉徳宏 /2022 /106 min/ P12/Drama


d. MAEDA Tetsu 前田哲 /2023 /123 min /13/Drama


The Zen Diary (土を喰らう十二カ月)
d. NAKAE Yuji 中江裕司 /2022 /111 min /P12/Drama


We Made a Beautiful Bouquet (花束みたいな恋をした)
d. DOI Nobuhiro 土井裕泰 /2021 /124 min /16/Drama,Romance


Yokaipedia (ゴーストブック おばけずかん)
d. YAMAZAKI Takashi 山崎貴/2022 /113 min /13/Youth,Adventure





Your Lovely Smile (あなたの微笑み) *With post-screening Q&A with the director
d. LIM Kah Wai リム・カーワイ /2022 /100 min /P12/Drama
8 September 6.30 pm @ GSC NU Sentral
10 September 12.00 pm @ GSC Mid Valley


Detective Conan the Movie: The Last Wizard of the Century (名探偵コナン 世紀末の魔術師)
d. KODAMA Kenji こだま 兼嗣 /1999 /100 min /P12/Animation
9 September 12.00 pm @ GSC NU Sentral
17 September 12.00 pm @ GSC Gurney Plaza


Detective Conan the Movie: Crossroad in The Ancient Capital (名探偵コナン 迷宮の十字路)
d. KODAMA Kenji こだま 兼嗣 /2003 /107 min /P12/Animation
9 September 2.10 pm @ GSC NU Sentral
17 September 2.10 pm @ GSC Gurney Plaza


Detective Conan the Movie: The Private Eyes’ Requiem (名探偵コナン 探偵たちの鎮魂歌)
d. YAMAMOTO Yasuichiro 山本 泰一郎/2006/111 min/P12/Animation
9 September 4.30 pm @ GSC NU Sentral
17 September 4.30 pm @ GSC Gurney Plaza



“Detective Conan the Movie” series and “Your Lovely Smile (あなたの微笑み)” are ADMISSION FREE, but prior booking is required via Eventbrite.


<Terms & Conditions>

  1. For those who have booked their ticket, kindly redeem it at the registration desk in front of the cinema 10 minutes before the screening starts. If you fail to do so, your ticket will be released to walk-in guests.
  2. There is a possibility of a limited number of tickets being available for walk-in, subject to availability on the day of the screening.
  3. For walk-in audiences, please pick up your queue number before each screening and leave your name and contact number with us to contact you.
  4. Kindly take note that it will be on a first-come, first-served basis for walk-in audiences.



Tickets for JFF 2023 will be sold at RM10.00 except for “#Manhole” which will be sold at prevailing ticket price. Tickets can be purchased 1 week before the first day of screening in each region via GSC Ticketing Kiosk, GSC e-payment at gsc.com.my or GSC Mobile Apps.



Check out for more details on JFF 2023 Official Website : http://www.jfklevents.com/japanese-film-festival-2023/. Make sure you stay tuned for the complete listing of film (and synopsis), showtimes and other general information on JFF!


We look forward to seeing you at the cinema!