The Japan Foundation is all set to kick off the sixth edition of its Japanese Film Festival (JFF) in collaboration with PVR Inox. This exciting festival will be held in seven cities, starting this month.
The JFF is set to feature ten outstanding films, carefully selected for their critical acclaim and created by award-winning casts and crews. This diverse lineup includes anime films from the legendary Studio Ghibli directed by Hayao Miyazaki, as well as movies from the popular Detective Conan franchise.
The films will be shown in their original Japanese audio with English subtitles. Here are all the films that will be screened at the JFF:
- We Made a Beautiful Bouquet
- Lupin The 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro
- A Man
- Anime Supremacy!
- Father of the Milky Way Railroad
- Mondays: See You This Week!
- Detective Conan the Movie: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital
- Detective Conan: Episode One
- Detective Conan the Movie: The Last Wizard of the Century
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Japanese Film Festival 2023 locations and dates
Here are all the cities and the cinemas where JFF will be held:
- Delhi: October 12–15 at PVR Anupam Saket
- Hyderabad: November 2–5 at PVR Next Galleria Mall, Punjagutta
- Chennai: November 2–5 at PVR Escape, Express Avenue
- Mumbai: December 7–10 at PVR ICON Infinity Mall, Andheri West
- Bengaluru: December 7–10 at INOX Mantri Square Mall
- Kolkata: January 18–21 at INOX South City
- Pune: January 18–21 at PVR ICON Pavilion Mall
In the previous year, JFF organized the Japan Film & Music Festival, which showcased four films by the renowned director Makoto Shinkai, alongside performances by the band Radwimps. Moreover, in May of this year, PVR Pictures hosted the Makoto Shinkai Film Festival, presenting five of his films, including the highly praised “Suzume.”
Since its inception in 2016, the Japanese Film Festival has expanded its reach from ASEAN countries and Australia to include China and India in 2017. This annual festival treats audiences to a wide range of recently released films and modern classics across multiple cities. Additionally, JFF provides the option of online streaming for selected films through its website.
Source: IGN India