Japanese film festival to open virtually in Vietnam


  • Vietnam
  • Friday, 12 Nov 2021

A scene in 'The Great Passage' which is among the films to be screened at Japanese Film Festival Online in Việt Nam. — Courtesy of the organisers

HANOI (Vietnam News/Asia News Network): Japanese films of different genres will be introduced to cinema lovers nationwide in Vietnam through the second Japanese Film Festival (JFF) Online that is scheduled to get underway from Nov 15.

Due to the impacts of the pandemic, the Japanese Film Festivals worldwide including Vietnam once again will be held online and in two phases.

All JFF films this year will be screened for free via the streaming site of the event.

The first phase, held from Nov 15-21, will feature five highly-rated films that were previously introduced at JFF Online 2020 and Japan Hour last year, including Dance with Me; Gon, the Little Fox; Little Nights, Little Love; The Great Passage, and Tora-san in Goto.

The second phase is set to run from Feb 14-27, 2022, and will see the participation of 20 films, double the number of last year.

Some of the works to be screened are The Flavour Of Green Tea Over Rice, Tokyo Marble Chocolate, Documentary and others.

According to the organisers, the films represent a variety of genres, including comedy, musical, drama, romance, animation, and documentary, which are expected to lift viewers’ moods after a long time of social distancing due to Covid-19.

Information about the films is available at https://watch.jff.jpf.go.jp/.

The JFF is a project held by the Japan Foundation in order to promote Japanese films around the world.

Running with the slogan ‘Japanese Film Anytime, Anywhere’, the project was initially launched in 2016 for 10 Asean countries and Australia.

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