Japanese Film Festival Mini in Hobart

Japanese Film Festival Mini in Hobart

 The JFF Mini is a regionally touring component of the Japanese Film Festival in Australia. In 2017, JFF will bring over 40 new release titles to Australians in 16 cities. 

This year, Hobart audiences can enjoy the gripping psychological thriller, CREEPY, from Cannes acclaimed director Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Celebrated anime title YOUR NAME from Makoto Shinkai, which grossed $352m in box offices internationally, shares a touching story of two teens drawn together by fate. For documentary lovers, TSUKIJI WONDERLAND is a detailed portrait of the inner workings of the world’s largest fish market in Tokyo. THE MOHICAN COMES HOME is a bittersweet story of a fractured family living on a small island, reconciled by unexpected circumstances.

The Japanese Film Festival is presented by the Japan Foundation Sydney. The JFF Mini in Hobart is supported by the Australia Japan Society, Tasmania.

Japanese Film Festival Mini - Creepy

  • Cast
  • Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yuko Takeuchi, Teruyuki Kagawa, Haruna Kawaguchi, Masahiro Higashide
  • Director
  • Kiyoshi Kurosawa
  • Synopsis
  • Detective Takakura quits the police force after a traumatic incident at work. To start fresh, he relocates to a quiet suburb with wife Yasuko and starts teaching at a university. Life at work is pleasant, unlike his former high-pressure job. With time in his hands, Takakura starts helping a former colleague on an unsolved missing person case.
    Life at home is uneasy as Yasuko struggles to adjust to their unfriendly neighbourhood. When she finally befriends their socially awkward neighbour, Nishino, the tension and strangeness creep closer into the couples’ lives.

    Fresh off Cannes Film Festival with the award-winning drama Journey to the Shore, director Kiyoshi Kurosawa is back in his element with Creepy. He directs a stellar cast who capture the mystery with quiet ferocity and gripping intensity.
    This film is a suspense thriller which contains scenes that viewers may find disturbing.
  • Classification
  • E15+, 130 mins
  • Genre
  • Festivals, Thriller
  • Running Time
  • 130 minutes

Japanese Film Festival Mini - Tsukiji Wonderland

  • Cast
  • Theodore Bestor, Jiro Ono, René Redzepi
  • Director
  • Naotaro Endo
  • Synopsis
  • Tsukiji, renowned as the world’s largest fish market, plays an unrivalled role in Japanese cuisine. Lauded as one of the great food wonders of the world, Tsukiji sees business from world-class chefs, such as Jiro Ono and Noma’s René Redzepi, who make a personal journey to the market. But it isn’t just the chefs, or the incredible scale of trade, that give Tsukiji its reputation. The unsung experts behind the bustling backdrop offer this famous market its real merit.
    Tsukiji Wonderland introduces some of the 700+ intermediate wholesalers who work the ruthless, fast-paced environment. These wholesalers’ trade skills and business know-how are passed down through generations, their lives dedicated to supplying quality produce that whets our palette.
    The alarming volume of seafood passing through Tsukiji year in, year out is a footnote glossed over in favour of these wholesalers’ intimate relationships with their suppliers and customers.
    With the market moving to a new location in November 2016, Tsukiji Wonderland is set to become an enduring snapshot of eight decades of history.

  • Classification
  • E, 110 mins
  • Genre
  • Documentary, Festivals
  • Running Time
  • 110 minutes

Japanese Film Festival Mini - The Mohican Comes Home

  • Cast
  • Ryuhei Matsuda, Akira Emoto, Atsuko Maeda
  • Director
  • Shuichi Okita
  • Synopsis
  • Metal-head Eikichi leaves his struggling music career to return to his family in a small island village off the coast of Shikoku. Sporting a mohawk, he comes home for the first time in seven years to introduce his clueless Tokyoite girlfriend to his family. In the process, Eikichi also announces that they’re expecting a child. The news leaves Osamu, Eikichi’s dad, livid with anger. However, he’s secretly delighted and immediately invites the townspeople to celebrate his son’s homecoming and surprise engagement.
  • Classification
  • E15+, 124 mins
  • Genre
  • Drama, Festivals
  • Running Time
  • 124 minutes

Japanese Film Festival Mini - Your Name

  • Cast
  • Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita
  • Director
  • Makoto Shinkai
  • Synopsis
  • Mitsuha and Taki are two total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he's never been to. What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together?
  • Classification
  • PG, 107 mins
  • Genre
  • Animation, Festivals
  • Running Time
  • 107 minutes

 

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