Kick-starting the “Japanese movie season with The Japan Foundation” with The Weekend Japanese Film Show!
The film show returns to with a series of screenings from November with popular titles from previous instalments of the Japanese Film Festival and JFF Plus: Online Festival! Check out the titles and dates below to book your tickets now!
TITLES & SCREENING INFORMATION
Brave Father Online – our story of FINAL FANTASY XIV
(d. NOGUCHI Teruo / 2019 / 115 min / Drama, Comedy, Family)
Cast: SAKAGUCHI Kentaro, YOSHIDA Kotaro, SAKUMA Yui
Story: Akio wishes he had a better relationship with his reserved father Akira. One day Akira suddenly quits his job and retires without giving out any explanation to the family. Thinking it could be a good tool to be close to his father, Akio gives him software of online game “Final Fantasy XIV”. By teaching his father how to play the game and secretly interacting with him as an anonymous online avatar, Akio hopes to know his father better through the adventures with other players in the game; little does the young man know what Akira is going through…
Not Quite Dead Yet
(d. HAMASAKI Shinji / 2020 / 94 min / Comedy)
Cast: HIROSE Suzu, TSUTSUMI Shinichi, YOSHIZAWA Ryo
Story: Nobata Nanase who is in the 4th grade at a university lives with her father, Kei but they don’t really have a very good relationship between each other. Kei is the CEO of a pharmaceutical company. One day, Kei drinks a drug which is supposed to make him die and come back to life 2 days later. He did this because he wants to figure out who is trying to steal from his company, but something goes wrong. Kei somehow appears again as a ghost. Nanase then tries to bring him back to life with help from Matsuoka Taku who works at Kei’s pharmaceutical company.
Our 30-Minute Sessions
(d. HAGIWARA Kentaro / 2020 / 114 min / Romance)
Cast: ARATA Mackenyu, KITAMURA Takumi, KUBOTA Sayu
Story: Teen music romance featuring singing and instrumental scenes with a fresh cast of young actors. College student Sota picks up a cassette tape left behind by musician Aki when he died a year ago. When the tape is played back, Aki takes over Sota’s body for just 30 minutes. They share the same body and rush to reunite a band that split up and bring a smile to Aki’s girlfriend Kana’s face.
PROJECT DREAMS – HOW TO BUILD MAZINGER Z’S HANGAR
(d. HANABUSA Tsutomu / 2020 / 116 min / Fantasy)
Cast: TAKASUGI Mahiro, KAMIJI Yusuke, KISHII Yukino, HONDA Chikara, MACHIDA Keita, ROKKAKU Seiji, OGI Hiroaki
Story: Doi, Bescho, Emoto and Chikada all work in MAEDA CORPORATION. Usually they are involved in the construction of dams and tunnels but this time they face a challenging “Fantasy Business” advertising plan like no other – estimating the total cost if they have to build an actual underground storage facility for the enormous super robot featured in the Mazinger Z manga series. Working together with skilled technicians, the team have to make the project a reality, no matter what.
February 2022 in KL
(d. TSUKAMOTO Renpei / 2019 / 107 min / Drama, Family)
Cast: SHINOHARA Ryoko, YOSHINE Kyoko, MATSUI Rena
Story: Kaori is a single mother and she raises her high-school age daughter Futaba. Her daughter is in a rebellious phase and ignores her mother. Kaori decides to take measures to communicate with her daughter and also get some revenge. Kaori creates messages in her daughter’s bento meals.
March 2022 in KL
Children of the Sea
(d. WATANABE Ayumu / 2019 / 111 min / Animation)
Cast: ASHIDA Mana, ISHIBASHI Hiiro, URAGAMI Seishu
Story: Teenage girl Ruka has been unable to adapt to her surroundings. She meets Umi, swimming with the fish inside the large fish tank at the aquarium where her father works, and also meets Umi’s older brother Sora. As the three children’s relationship grows, strange phenomenon are frequently occurring above the Earth.
March 2022 in KL
HOW TO REGISTER
Step 1: Click on “BOOK TICKET” for the title and venue that you wish to register for.
ステップ1: ご希望される作品とその上映会場の「BOOK TICKET」をクリックして下さい。
Step 2: You will be redirected to the official Eventbrite page. Click on ‘REGISTER’.
Step 3: Fill up the form and click on ‘COMPLETE REGISTRATION’.
ステップ3: フォームに必要事項を記入し、「COMPLETE REGISTRATION」をクリックして下さい。
Step 4: An e-ticket will be sent to you via email. Please bring this e-ticket with you on the day of the screening. You can print out the e-ticket or show the JFKL staff-on-duty the e-ticket on your phone.
REGISTRATION TERMS & CONDITIONS ご予約に際して
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