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JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2010

Japanese Film Festival is back! Movie fans can now enjoy another series of Japanese films again in Malaysia at the Japanese Film Festival 2010 which will take place from 17 ? 21 June 2010 at GSC Mid Valley and GSC 1 Utama (New Wing), then will move to Penang from 25 ? 27 June 2010 at GSC Gurney Plaza. This is the 7th year the Japanese Film Festival is held in Malaysia, and it will open with “Dear Doctor” by NISHIKAWA Miwa, a very talented young female director.  Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to watch great new Japanese films!

Japanese Film Festival 2010 is organized by The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur, Golden Screen Cinemas and GSC International Screens.  A total of eight (8) films will be showcased during this festival, which include “Dear Doctor”, “THE SUMMIT: A Chronicle of Stones”, “Feel the Wind”, “NORIBEN~The Recipe of Fortune”, “One Million Yen Girl”, “YAMAZAKURA ? The Cherry Tree in the Hills”, “Dog in a Sidecar” and “5 Centimeters per Second”.  All films are in Japanese with English titles.
 

 

KLANG VALLEY
Duration: 17 (Thu)?21 (Mon) June 2010
Venue: GSC Mid Valley & GSC 1 Utama
Ticket: RM5 per ticket
Reservation: Call GSC at 03-8312 3456 or log on to www.gsc.com.my
 

 

PENANG
Duration: 25 (Fri)?27 (Sun) June 2010
Venue: GSC Gurney Plaza
Ticket: RM5 per ticket
Reservation: Call GSC at 04-222 3456 or log on to www.gsc.com.my
 
* Ticket can be purchased from GSC box office or e-payment facilities at www.gsc.com.my two (2) days before the date of screening. For telephone booking, please call 03-83123456 (Klang Valley) or 04-2223456 (Penang).
 

 

Screening Schedule
 
 Film Titles
Date & Time
 
Mid Valley
1 Utama
Gurney Plaza
Dear Doctor
Sun, 20th June @
4.15pm
Fri, 18th June @
9.00pm
Sun, 27th June @
3.20pm
 
Mon, 21st June @
9.00pm
Sat, 19th June @
6.00pm
 
       
Dog in a Sidecar
Sun, 20th June @
12.00pm
Fri, 18th June @
7.00pm
Sun, 27th June @
1.15pm
   
Sat, 19th June @
1.20pm
 
       
Feel the Wind
Sun, 20th June @
6.45pm
Thu, 17th June @
6.45pm
Sun, 27th June @
7.00pm
   
Sat, 19th June @
8.30pm
 
       
NORIBEN ~
The Recipe of Fortune~
Thu, 17th June @
8.45pm
Sun, 20th June@
3.00pm
Sat, 26th June @
3.20pm
 
Sat, 19th June @
1.30pm
Mon, 21st June @
7.00pm
 
       
One Million Yen Girl
Fri, 18th June @
6.00pm
Sun, 20th June @
5.20pm
Sat, 26th June @
7.10pm
 
Sat, 19th June @
4.00pm
   
       
THE SUMMIT:
A Chronicle of Stones
Fri, 18th June @
8.30pm
Sun, 20th June @
8.00pm
Sat, 26th June @
9.50pm
 
Sat, 19th June @
6.30pm
   
       
YAMAZAKURA ?
The Cherry Tree in the Hills
Sun, 20th June @
2.00pm
Thu, 17th June @
9.30pm
Fri, 25th June @
9.20pm
 
Mon, 21st June @
6.30pm
Sat, 19th June @
3.20pm
Sun, 27th June @
9.50pm
       
5 Centimeters per Second
Thu, 17th June @
6.30pm
Sun, 20th June @
1.20pm
Fri, 25th June @
7.40pm
 
Sat, 19th June @
12.00pm
Mon, 21st June @
9.00pm
Sat, 26th June @
1.15pm
       
 
Organisers:
The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur
Golden Screen Cinemas
GSC International Screens
 

 

In Cooperation With:
The Japan Club of Kuala Lumpur
Consulate-General of Japan in Penang
 

 

Official Radio Station:
My FM
 

 

Official Online Partner:
Cinema Online

 

Synopsis

Dear Doctor-main1

“Dear Doctor”(2009)
[Dir] NISHIKAWA Miwa
[Cast] SHOFUKUTEI Tsurube, Eita, YO Kimiko, YACHIGUSA Kaoru

A young doctor, a recent graduate of a Tokyo medical school is assigned as an intern to a small mountain village. Tidy rice paddies layer the mountainside and there’s not a store in sight. It is a typically under-populated village with a majority of elderly villagers. There, he encounters Ino, a veteran doctor who is awfully friendly.

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“Dog in a Sidecar”(2007
[Dir] NEGISHI Kichitaro
[Cast] TAKEUCHI Yuko, MATSUMOTO Hana, FURUTA Arata

Kaoru looks back on her summer holidays in her 4th year at school 20 years ago. During the holidays, her mother suddenly left home. Instead, Yoko-san appeared. She is bold, easy-going, not bothered by details and jauntily drives a German-made Road Racer. Shy and introvert Kaoru is gradually attracted to Yoko whose character is completely opposite to hers.

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“Feel the Wind”(2009
[Dir] Omori Sumio
[Cast] KOIDE Keisuke, HAYASHI Kento, NAKAMURA Yuichi

Anyone would agree, that the challenge they undertook was impossible. Haiji was an elite runner until his fateful injury. He encounters Kakeru, a gifted runner who got kicked out from the track team after a trouble with his high school coach. Haiji immediately feels that Kakeru is the runner that will make his dream come true.

NORIBEN-Main1

“NORIBEN ~the Recipe of Fortune~ “(2009)
[Dir] OGATA Akira
[Cast] KONISHI Manami, OKADA Yoshinori, MURAKAMI Jun

Komaki leaves her good-for-nothing husband and takes her daughter back to live with her mother at the home that she was raised in. She doesn’t want to become a burden to her mother, so looks for a job. But there are few employment opportunities for an over-30 single mother with no qualifications and no experience. The only thing she is good at is making lunch box.

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“One Million Yen Girl”(2008)
[Dir] TANADA Yuki
[Cast] AOI Yu, MORIYAMA Mirai, Pierre TAKI

Suzuko graduates from a college, but without any skills to speak of, she becomes a job-hopping part-timer. Then she gets convicted for a trivial incident and neighbors and her family treat her as a nuisance. Suzuko decides to save up one million yen to leave for somewhere where no one knows her, and then to move onto another town with another one million yen saved up.

The Summit-main1

“THE SUMMIT: A Chronicle of Stones”(2009)
[Dir] KIMURA Daisaku
[Cast] ASANO Tadanobu, KAGAWA Teruyuki, MATSUDA Ryuhei

The year is 1907. Shibasaki, renowned for his skills as a surveyor, is suddenly called to General Staff Headquarters, where he receives orders to conquer Mt. Tsurugidake, the last uncharted region of Japan. The mountain stands 2,999m above sea level and sometimes referred as “needle mountain” or “mountain of death” for its inaccessibility.

Yamazakura_MAIN1

“YAMAZAKURA ? The Cherry Tree in the Hills”(2007)
[Dir] SHINOHARA Tetsuo
[Cast] TANAKA Lena, HIGASHIYAMA Noriyuki, SHINODA Saburo

In the late Edo period, Noe has lost her first husband and under advisement, has married into the Isomura family. However, Noe is unable to adapt to the family traditions, making her everyday life miserable. One day, on the way home from visiting her aunt’s grave, she encounters a samurai under a wild cherry tree. The man cuts off a branch of the tree for her.

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“5 Centimeters per Second”(2007)
[Dir] SHINKAI Makoto
[Cast] MIZUHASHI Kenji, KONDO Yoshimi, HANAMURA Satomi

Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari had been apart since they left elementary school, however, they kept in touch by exchanging letters as they had feelings for each other. One day in winter, Takaki left Tokyo and set off for Tochigi where Akari lives. The train is delayed by heavy snow and he is alone in his carriage, as the time ticks away.

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