KUALA LUMPUR – The Japanese Film Festival returns for its 14th installment on 7 September – 1 October 2017 to serve up a slice of the best and boldest movies from Japan never before seen in Malaysia. Boasting a thrilling slate of box office favourites, trophy magnets, eye-opening documentaries, and highly anticipated manga adaptations, the country’s premiere showcase for new Japanese cinema promises a truly immersive cultural experience for audiences ‘ of all ages and tastes.
The month-long celebration will first make its rounds in the Klang Valley from _ the 7th to the 13th of September at GSC Mid Valley, GSC 1 Utama, GSC Pavilion KL, and GSC NU Sentral. Penang (GSC Gurney Plaza on 14-17 September) is the next city on the nationwide tour, followed by Kuching (GSC CityONE Megamall on 21-24 September) and finally Kota Kinabalu (GSC Suria Sabah on 29 September-2 October).
The revelry will be enhanced with a generous helping of star power, courtesy of matinée idol SAITOH Takumi who is set to present a special preview of blank 13 at GSC Pavilion KL on 5th September. The family drama sees the in-demand actor sit in the director’s chair for his first feature-length production as he depicts two brothers coming to terms with their absent father’s death. Takumi will also attend the opening ceremony later the same evening, with him back in front of the camera for a supporting role in curtain-raiser The Projects.
All films are presented in Japanese with English subtitles.