From epic fantasies to spine-tingling thrillers and avant-garde features from modern mavericks in contemporary cinema, the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns to Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney for its historic 25th year from 28 October to 5 December.
The 2021 Festival will screen the hottest newly-released feature titles spanning a diverse selection of genres including: Hokusai, Hajime Hashimoto’s biopic about the wild life of legendary Japanese ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai; Under the Open Sky, about a hardened ex-yakuza who sets out to find his long-lost mother after thirteen years behind bars; and Japan’s submission for the 93rd Academy Awards True Mothers, an emotionally charged family drama.
The Festival also features a FREE Special Series of films by avant-garde director Shūji Terayama, screened in cinema as a part of the overall Festival program. Plus, an online program of five films over seven days for audiences across Australia in November (15-21).
To explore the full program visit jffau.net
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