Japanese Film Festival 2009

Together with Golden Screen Cinema (GSC) and GSC International Screens, Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur hold the Japanese Film Festival in Kuala Lumpur (from 18-22 June) and in Penang (from 26-28 June). This year we screened 8 best Japanese films that have been the latest blockbusters hits in Japan, including “Departures” (2008) by Director Takita Yojiro, which was awarded the prestigious and highly coveted Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film 2009.

At the launching of the Film Festival at the GSC Mid-Valley on June 16, the prominent Malaysian Filmmaker Mr. Chris Chong Chan Fui, whose recent film titled “Karaoke” was nominated for the Camera d’Or at the Cannes International Film Festival this year made an impressive speech for international film fans and Japanese Ambassador Mr. Masahiko Horie officiated the opening.

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