JFF 2015 poster

The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) has announced the program for the Sydney leg of its 2015 national tour. Running from November 5 to 15 at Event Cinemas George St and Parramatta, and is set to once again bring the finest of Japanese culture to Australian cinemas.

Sydney’s 40-film lineup, curated by the Japan Foundation, will open with the premiere of Bakuman, starring Takeru Satoand Ryunosuke Kamiki, both of Rurouni Kenshin fame. Bakuman is a comedy about two teens with dreams to make it big in the manga world, beat their rival AND get the girl.

Highlights of the 2015 festival also include Being Good, As the Gods Will and Three Stories of Love.

Closing night will feature Japan’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the upcoming 88th Academy Awards, the incredible indie film from Masaharu Take, 100 Yen Love.

“We are excited to unveil the program for the 2015 Japanese Film Festival,” says festival spokesperson Nick Howe. “This year we are particularly proud of the strength of the independent films that are presented in our program. Japan has some wonderful filmmaking talent, and we are thrilled to be able to showcase it in Australia.”

Earlybird tickets are available at $16.50 or $14.50 concession until October 6. General tickets cost $18.50 or $15.50 concession thereafter. 5 film passes are available at $75 and group bookings for 10 or more are available at $13.50 per person.

For the full program and to purchase tickets, visit www.japanesefilmfestival.net.