The Japan Foundation together with UNIJAPAN and the Shanghai International Film & TV Festival will participate in a film screening exchange to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of the Normalization of Diplomatic Relations between both countries.
The Japan Foundation announced that both countries plan to organize a film screening exchange to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Normalization of Diplomatic Relations. The events will be co-hosted with the UNIJAPAN (Tokyo International Film Festival Secretariat) and the Shanghai International Film & TV Festival Co., Ltd. (Shanghai International Film Festival Secretariat).
Japanese films will be screen in three Chinese cities during December 2017, and Chinese productions will be screened in three Japanese cities during March 2018. Japanese films screened in China will be shown ahead of their scheduled release dates in 2018.
This is a unique opportunity for the Chinese audience as Japanese films are rarely shown in China. The films selected will focus on movies as an event to deepen the relationship between both countries.
– Japanese films selected to be shown in China –
Nine films will be screened in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Kunming with the appearance of glamourous guests such as Japanese directors and actors who will visit China during the screenings.
Date: December 1st – 3rd, 2017
A Beautiful Star by Daihachi Yoshida
Lear on the Shore by Masahiro Kobayashi
Pumpkin and Mayonnaise by Masanori Tominaga
The Anthem of the Heart by Naoto Kuazawa
Yurigokoro by Naoto Kumazawa
Radiance by Naomi Kawase
Anonymous Noise by Koichiro Miki
Impossibility Defense by Koji Shiraishi
MUKOKU by Kazuyoshi Kumakiri
Close-Knit by Naoko Ogigami
– Chinese films selected to be shown in Japan –
Ten Chinese films will be screen in three Japanese cities, Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya during March 2018. Directors and actors are also expected to visit Japan to promote the screenings.
March 8th – 10th, 2018 (Tokyo)
March 10th – 12th, 2018 (Osaka)
March 12th – 14th, 2018 (Nagoya)
For more information please visit the official website: http://www.jpfbj.cn/FilmFestival/en/exhibition/