From a glitzy murder mystery with an ensemble cast of Japanese screen stars, to a sun-drenched romance from the animation genius behind cult hit Night is Short, Walk on Girl, the Japanese Film Festival (16 October – 1 December) returns with a brand new program jam-packed with the very best in Japanese cinema.
“We’re excited to bring you the best Japanese cinema of 2019! This year’s program brings new perspectives in Japanese film, reviving the old and giving lesser-known stories a chance in the spotlight,” Japanese Film Festival Programmer Simonne Goran said. “From sensitive portrayals of modern everyday life to wild and vibrant alternate worlds, JFF 2019 celebrates the multifaceted landscape of Japanese cinema.”
As always, this year’s program features enlightening documentaries, international award winners, adaptations of beloved manga stories, and also shines a light on up-and-coming Japanese filmmakers. Each city features carefully curated programming by The Japan Foundation, Sydney.
2019 Japanese Film Festival Screening Dates
CANBERRA 16 – 20 October @ Dendy, Canberra Centre Early bird tickets available from September 19
BRISBANE 23 – 27 October @ Event Cinemas Brisbane City Myer Centre Early bird tickets available from September 26
PERTH 30 October – 3 November @ Event Cinemas Innaloo Early bird tickets available from September 26
ADELAIDE 8 – 10 November @ GU Film House Adelaide FREE! Bookings available 1 hour prior to screenings from JFF info desk at venue
SYDNEY 14 – 24 November @ Event Cinemas George Street Early bird tickets available from September 26
MELBOURNE 21 November – 1 December @ the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) Treasury Theatre & The Capitol Theatre Early bird tickets available from October 10