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The 2nd EIGASAI Japanese Film Festival – 2019 Lineup

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We present the complete lineup for the 22nd EIGASAI Japanese Film Festival (Philippines) which will take place from July 3rd – August 25th and will tour around Metro Manila, Pangasinan, Naga, Cebu, Bacolod, Tacloban and Davao.

The Japanese Film Festival (JFF), known and appreciated in the Philippines as EIGASAI, is presented and run by the Japan Foundation Manila and held annually from July in celebration of the Philippine-Japan Friendship Month. Launched in 1997 the festival has grown to one of the largest and popular film festivals attracting over 25,000 people every year, showcasing a vast variety of cinematic delights from drama, anima, mystery to recently released films. EIGASAI also brings guests from Japan from special talks and discussions.

Venues & Dates
-Metro Manila-
Mandaluyong City – Red Carpet, Shangri-la Plaza – From July 3rd – 14th
Pasay City – Cultural Center of the Philippines – August 3rd & 9th (2 days)
Quezon City – University of the Philippines Film Institute – From August 14th – 17th
Quezon City – Gateway Cineplex – From August 22nd – 25th
-Pangasinan-
SM City Rosales – August 8th – 11th
-Naga-
SM City Naga – July 18th – 21st
-Cebu-
Cebu City – Ayala Center Cinema 4 – August 15th – 18th
-Bacolod-
SM City Bacolod – July 25th – 28th
-Tacloban-
Tacloban City – Robinsons’s Movie World – From July 18th – July 21st
-Davao-
Davao City –Abreeza Mall – August 1st – 4th

Ticketing
Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis, except screenings at the Red Carpet at the Shang Cinema 4 (PHP100 per screening) where tickets are available at the cinema ticket booth starting June 26.

OPENING FILM

Samurai Marathon
Samurai Marathon by Bernard Rose – Japan, UK | 2019 – 104 minutes
Cast: Satoh Takeru, Komatu Nana, Moriyama Mirai

Annaka feudal lord Itakura Katsuakira (Hasegawa Hiroki) holds a run across mountain roads to get his samurai warriors into shape. However, the Bakufu central government views it as a rebellion and sipatches assassins to the castle. Meanwhile, Annaka domain accountant Karasawa Jinnai (Satoh Takeru) sense that something is amiss with the Bakufu

Schedule:
July 3rd | Wednesday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 7:30 pm (Invitation Only)
July 6th | Saturday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 7:00 pm (php 100)
July 27th | Saturday | SM City Bacolod (Bacolod City) | 5:00 pm (Free)
August 17th | Saturday | UP Film Institute (Quezon City) | 7:00 pm (Free)
August 17th | Saturday | Ayala Center (Cebu City) | 7:00 pm (Free)

Trailer:

CLOSING FILM

The House
The House where the mermaid sleeps by Tsutsumi Yukhiko
Japan | 2018 – 120 minutes
Cast: Shinohara Ryoko, Nishijima Hidetoshi

Kazumasa (Nishijima Hidetoshi) and Kaoruko (Shinohara Ryoko) are in a troubled marriage and have agreed to divorce once their daughter’s elementary school entrance exam are over. However, just before they are to rehearse for the family oral interview, they are informed of their daughter drowning in a pool. Rushing to the hospital, Kazumasa and Kaoruko are met with a heartbreaking situation.

Schedule:
August 22nd | Thursday | Gateway Cineplex (Quezon City) | 7:00 pm (Free)
August 25th| Sunday | Gateway Cineplex (Quezon City) | 7:00 pm (Free)

Trailer:

Other Films

After the Storm

After the Storm by Kore-eda Hirokazu – Japan | 2016 – 117 minutes
Cast: Abe Hiroshi, Maki Yoko, Kiki Kilin

Directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu, internationally renowned for films including Our Little Sister, this film was selected in the Un Certain Regard section at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Abe Hiroshi) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kiki Kilin) and beautiful ex-wife (Maki Yoko) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Yoshizawa Taiyo) – until a storm summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.

Schedule:
July 5th | Friday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 4:30 pm (php 100)
July 12th | Friday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 2:00 pm (php 100)
July 26th | Friday | SM City Bacolod (Bacolod City) | 11:00 am (Free)
August 14th | Wednesday | UP Film Institute (Quezon City) | 7:00 pm (Free)

Trailer:

Kakegurui

Kakegurui by Hanabusa Tsutomu – Japan | 2019 – 119 minutes
Cast: Hamabe Minami, Ikeda Elaiza, Takasugi Mahiro

Hyakkaou Private Academy is a common elite school for the rich-except that it has a peculiar tradition: gambling skill is all it takes under the rigorous hierarchy and the student Yumeko Jabami (Hamabe Minami), seemingly graceful but actually a “compulsive gambler” who finds pleasure in taking risks, gets entangled in the most intense gambling battles to win the position of student rep that whole school is vying for.

Schedule:
July 13th | Saturday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 4:30 pm (php 100)
July 27th | Saturday | SM City Bacolod (Bacolod City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
August 24th | Saturday | Gateway Cineplex (Quezon City) | 4:30 pm (Free)

Trailer:

Laughing under the clouds

Laughing under the clouds by Motohiro Katsuyuki – Japan | 2018 – 94 minutes
Cast: Fukushi Sota, Nakayama Yuma, Furukawa Yuki, Kiriyama Ren

Otsu in Shiga Prefecture after the Meiji Restoration. This is the year for the resurrection of the Orochi snake demon that wreaks havoc on mankind, which happens once every 300 years. The three Kumo brothers consist of the oldest son Kumo Tenka (Fukushi), who is in charge of the Kumo Shrine, followed by Soramaru (Nakayama Yuma) and Chutaro (Wakayama Kirato), and they rise up to block the snake demon.

Schedule:
July 4th | Thursday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 2:00 pm (php 100)
July 7th | Sunday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 7:00 pm (php 100)
July 10th | Wednesday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 4:30 pm (php 100)
July 18th | Thursday | SM City Naga (Naga City) | 4:30 pm (Free)
July 19th | Friday | Robinsons Movieworld (Tacloban City) | 4:30 pm (Free)
July 25th | Thursday | SM City Bacolod (Bacolod City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
August 3rd | Saturday | Abreeza Mall (Davao City) | 4:30 pm (Free)
August 8th | Thursday | SM City Rosales (Pangasinan) | 6:30 pm (Free)
August 9th | Friday | SM City Rosales (Pangasinan) | 4:00 pm (Free)
August 14th | Wednesday | UP Film Institute (Quezon City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
August 15th | Thursday | Ayala Center Cinema (Cebu City) | 4:30 pm (Free)

Trailer:

Lu over the wall

Lu over the wall by Yuasa Masaaki – Japan | 2017 – 112 minutes
Cast: Tani Kanon, Shimoda Shouta, Shinohara Shinichi

Middle school student Kai (voice: Shimoda Shouta) ends up in a declining fishing town as a result of his parent’s divorse. Depressed, he is one day invited by a classmate to join their band. Kai reluctantly goes to the practice site on Mermaid Island where he meets Lu (voice: Tani Kanon), ayoung mermaid.

Schedule:
July 6th | Saturday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 2:00 pm (php 100)
July 14th | Sunday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 4:30 pm (php 100)
July 20th | Saturday | Ronbinsons Movieworld (Tacloban City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
July 20th | Saturday | SM City Naga (Naga City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
July 28th | Sunday | SM City Bacolod (Bacolod City) | 11:00 am (Free)
August 4th | Sunday | Abreeza Mall Cinema (Davao City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
August 10th | Saturday | SM City Rosales (Pangasinan) | 4:00 pm (Free)
August 17th | Saturday | UP Film Institute (Quezon City) | 11:00 am (Free)
August 18th | Sunday | Ayala Center Cinema (Cebu City) | 4:30 pm (Free)
August 24th | Saturday | Gateway Cineplex Cinema (Quezon City) | 2:00 pm (Free)

Trailer:

Lying to mom

Lying to mom by Nojiri Katsumi
Japan | 2018 – 133 minutes
Cast: Kishibe Ittoku, Hara Hideko, Kiryu Mai, Kase Ryo, Kishimoto Kayoko, Omori Nao

Without warning the Suzuki family’s eldest son Koichi (Kase Ryo) one day takes his own life. The mother, Yuko (Hara Hideko), is so shocked she loses her memory. So for her sake, Yuko’s husband Sachio (Kishibe Ittoku) and daughter Fumi (Kiryu Mai) decide to tell a once-in-a-lifetime lie.

Schedule:
August 3rd | Saturday | Cultural Center of the Philippines (Pasay City) | 6:30 pm (Free)
August 9th | Friday | Cultural Center of the Philippines (Pasay City) | 3:30 pm (Free)
August 23rd | Friday | Gateway Cineplex Cinema (Quezon City) | 7:00 pm (Free)

Trailer:

Mirai

Mirai by Hosoda Mamoru – Japan | 2018 – 92 minutes
Cast: Kamishiraishi Moka, Kuroki Haru, Hoshino Gen

Kun (voice: Kamishiraishi Moka), a spoiled littelboy, has a new baby sister. Ever since her arrival, he misses his parents’ affection, and becomes jealous of her. Then one day, he encounters his sister Mirai (voice: Kuroki Haru) as a teenager, who came from the future, and embarks on a journey to know the story of his family and life.

Schedule:
July 7th | Sunday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 2:00 pm (php 100)
July 13th | Saturday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 2:00 pm (php 100)
July 18th | Thursday | SM City Naga (Naga City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
July 21st | Sunday| SM City Naga (Naga City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
July 21st | Sunday | Robinson Movieworld (Tacloban City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
July 27th | Saturday | SM City Bacolod (Bacolod City) | 11:00 am (Free)
August 1st | Thursday | Abreeza Mall Cinemas (Davao City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
August 3rd | Saturday | Abreeza Mall Cinemas (Davao City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
August 8th | Thursday | SM City Rosales (Pangasinan) | 4:00 pm (Free)
August 11th | Sunday | SM City Rosales (Pangasinan) | 4:00 pm (Free)
August 15th | Thursday | UP Film Institute (Quezon City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
August 17th | Saturday | UP Film Institute (Quezon City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
August 17th | Saturday | Ayala Center Cinema (Cebu City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
August 25th | Sunday | Gateway Cineplex Cinema (Quezon City) | 2:00 pm (Free)

Trailer:

Mixed Doubles

Mixed Doubles by Ishikawa Junichi – Japan | 2017 – 119 minutes
Cast: aragaku Yui, Eita

Popular screenwriter, Kosawa Ryota, writes an original story depicting the rejuvenation of love and life through table tennis which is brought to screen by Ishikawa Junichi, director of April Fools. Tamako (Aragaki Yui), who was once known as a “table tennis girl wonder”, was in a relationship with Ejima (Seto Koji), the ace of her company’s table tennis club, until another table tennis playe, Airi (Nagano Mei), steals him away. Returning to her hometown, Tamako meets the members of the table tennis club her deceased mother operated, including Hagiwara (Eita), and together they begin practicing hard to defeat the pair of Ejima and Airi.

Schedule:
July 7th | Sunday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 4:30 pm (php 100)
July 10th | Wednesday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 2:00 pm (php 100)
July 18th | Thursday | Robinsons Movieworld (Tacloban City) | 4:30 pm (Free)
July 19th | Friday | SM City Naga (Naga City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
July 21st | Sunday | SM City Naga (Naga City) | 4:30 pm (Free)
July 28th | Sunday | SM City Bacolod (Bacolod City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
August 4th | Sunday | Abreeza Mall Cinemas (Davao City) | 4:30 pm (Free)
August 8th | Thursday | SM City Rosales (Pangasinan) | 9:00 pm (Free)
August 11th | Sunday | SM City Rosales (Pangasinan) | 6:30 pm (Free)
August 15th | Thursday | UP Film Institute (Quezon City) | 4:30 pm (Free)
August 18th | Sunday | Ayala Center Cinema (Cebu City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
August 22nd | Thursday | Gateway Cineplex Cinema (Quezon City) | 2:00 pm (Free)

Trailer:

One Cut of the dead

One Cut of the dead by Ueda Shinichiro – Japan | 2018 – 96 minutes
Cast: Hamatsu Takayuki, Higurashi Mao, Shuhama Harumi, Nagaya Kazuaki

Unique horror film produced by Enbu Seminar Cinema Project became a social phenomenal hit when the theatrical run exploded from two theaters in Tokyo to a wide-scale release in response to the peculiar structure including a 37-minute opening cut, despite using a no-name cast. An indie film crew is shooting a zombie film in an abandoned building deep in the mountains. The uncompromising director (Hamatsu Takayuki) drives the production relentlessly and gets to 42 takes. Then, real zombies appears and attack the crew, but the director is thrilled and keeps the camera rolling.

Schedule:
July 11th | Thursday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 4:30 pm (php 100)
July 13th | Saturday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 7:00 pm (php 100)
July 19th | Friday | SM City Naga (Naga City) | 4:30 pm (Free)
July 19th | Friday | Robinson Movieworld (Tacloban City) | 7:00 pm (Free)
July 21st | Sunday | Robinson Movieworld (Tacloban City) | 4:30 pm (Free)
July 21st | Sunday | SM City Naga (Naga City) | 7:00 pm (Free)
July 28th | Sunday | SM City Bacolod (Bacolod City) | 5:00 pm (Free)
August 1st | Thursday | Abreeza Mall Cinemas (Davao City) | 7:00 pm (Free)
August 4th | Sunday | Abreeza Mall Cinems (Davao City) | 7:00 pm (Free)
August 9th | Friday | SM City Rosales (Pangasinan) | 9:00 pm (Free)
August 14th | Wednesday | UP Film Institute (Quezon City) | 4:30 pm (Free)
August 15th | Thursday | Ayala Center Cinema (Cebu City) | 7:00 pm (Free)
August 16th | Friday | UP Film Institute (Quezon City) | 11:00 am (Free)
August 16th | Friday | Ayala Center Cinema (Cebu City) | 4:30 pm (Free)
August 23rd | Friday | Gateway Cineplex Cinema (Quezon City) | 4:30 pm (Free)

Trailer:

Perfect World

Perfect World by Shibayama Kenji – Japan | 2018 – 102 minutes
Cast: Iwata Takanori, Sugisaki Hana

The live-action adaptation of Aruga Rie’s similarly titled manga depicting the romance between a protagonist left handicapped by an accident and the heroine who cares deeply for him. In the director’s chair is Shibayama Kenji of Nagareboshi ga Kienai Uchini. Architect Ayukawa Itsuki (Iwata Takanori) is left paralyzed from the waist down by a sudden accident and is confined to using a wheelchair. Kawana Tsugumi (Sugisaki Hana) works at an interior design company who one day runs into the senior she had a crush on during high school, Itsuki. Tsugumi is charmed by Itsuki and endeavors to optimistically live life together.

Schedule:
July 9th | Tuesday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 2:00 pm (php 100)
July 10th | Wednesday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 7:00 pm (php 100)
July 14th | Sunday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 2:00 pm (php 100)
July 18th | Thursday | SM City Naga (Naga City) | 7:00 pm (Free)
July 19th | Friday | Robinsons Movieworld (Tacloban City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
July 20th | Saturday | SM City Naga (Naga City) | 4:30 pm (Free)
August 1st | Thursday | Abreeza Mall Cinemas (Davao City) | 4:30 pm (Free)
August 9th | Friday | SM City Rosales (Pangasinan) | 6:30 pm (Free)
August 15th | Thursday | UP Film Institute (Quezon City) | 11:00 am (Free)
August 15th | Thursday | Ayala Center Cinema (Cebu City) | 2:00 pm (Free)

Trailer:

Shoplifters

Shoplifters by Kore-eda Hirokazu – Japan | 2018 – 120 minutes
Cast: Lily Franky, Ando Sakura, Matsuoka Mayu, Kiki Kilin

Day-laborer father Shibata Osamu (Lily Franky) and his son Shota (Jyo Kairi) shoplift with brilliant teamwork. On the way home, they can’t bear the sight of a girl shivering in the cold on the first floor of an apartment block and they end up taking her home. The Shibatas have been enjoying themselves, but then a certain incident exposes the family’s secrets.

Schedule:
August 14th | Wednesday | UP Film Institute (Quezon City) | 11:00 am (Free)
August 16th | Friday | UP Film Institute (Quezon City) | 7:00 pm (Free)

Trailer:

The 8-year Engagement

The 8-year Engagement by Zeze Takahisa – Japan | 2017 – 119 minutes
Cast: Satoh Takeru, Tsuchiya Tao

Zeze Takahisa of Six Four directs this film adaptation of the non-fiction book 8 nen goshi hanayome Kimi no me ga sametanara. Satoh Takeru of the Rurouni Kenshin series and Tsuchiya Tao of Orange star as the couple struggling with chronic illness. Hisashi (Satoh) and Mai (Tsuchiya) are engaged to be married and are completely happy, but Mai falls ill three months before their wedding. She has a cardiac arrest and falls into a coma, and Hisashi prays for her recovery. Mai gradually regains consciousness, but then another challenge awaits her.

Schedule:
July 4th | Thursday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 4:30 pm (php 100)
July 6th | Saturday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 4:30 pm (php 100)
July 9th | Tuesday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 4:30 pm (php 100)
July 14th | Sunday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 7:00 pm (php 100)
July 18th | Thursday | Robinson Movieworld (Tacloban City) | 7:00 pm (Free)
July 20th | Saturday | Robinson Movieworld (Tacloban City) | 7:00 pm (Free)
July 20th | Saturday | SM City Naga (Naga City) | 7:00 pm (Free)
July 26th | Friday | SM City Bacolod (Bacolod City) | 5:00 pm (Free)
August 2nd | Friday | Abreeza Mall Cinemas (Davao City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
August 3rd | Saturday | Abreeza Mall Cinemas (Davao City) | 7:00 pm (Free)
August 10th | Saturday | SM City Rosales (Pangasinan) | 9:00 pm (Free)
August 16th | Friday | UP Film Institute (Quezon City) | 4:30 pm (Free)
August 16th | Friday | Ayala Center Cinema (Cebu City) | 7:00 pm (Free)
August 22nd | Thursday | Gateway Cineplex Cinema (Quezon City) | 4:30 pm (Free)
August 24th | Saturday | Gateway Cineplex Cinema (Quezon City) | 7:00 pm (Free)

Trailer:

The Crimes That Bind

The Crimes That Bind by Fukuzawa Katsuo – Japan | 2018 – 119 minutes
Cast: Abe Hiroshi, Matsushima Nanako, Mizobata Junpei

Series finale for the feature film The Wing of Kirin and TV Drama Shinzanmono. Based on the novel by Higashino Keigo and directed by Fukuzawa Katsuo, who helmed the TV Dramas Hanzawa Naoki and Shitamachi Rocket. A strangled female corpse is discovered in an apartment, and the apartment’s resident has vanished. The investigation hits rough waters, but soon they learn about female theater director Asai (Matsushima Nanako). Detective Matsumiya (Mizobata Junpei) forges ahead with the investigation while questioning whether a charred corpse discovered in the vicinity is related to the case, but then Kaga (Abe Hiroshi) learns of a fact that leaves him stunned.

Schedule:
July 8th | Monday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 4:30 pm (php 100)
July 11th | Thursday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 7:00 pm (php 100)
July 21st | Sunday | Robinson Movieworld (Tacloban City) | 7:00 pm (Free)
August 2nd | Friday | Abreeza Mall Cinemas (Davao City) | 4:30 pm (Free)
August 11th | Sunday | SM City Rosales (Pangasinan) | 9:00 pm (Free)
August 18th | Sunday | Ayala Center Cinema (Cebu City) | 7:00 pm (Free)

Trailer:

The Tears of Malumpati by Meguro Keita – Japan | 2019 – 91 minutes
Cast: Tsuji Miyu, Akai Hidekazu, Arai Yusuke, Hanafusa Rie, Bong Cabrera, Sue Prado, Miel Espinoza

Every year more than 1 million children die because they do not have access to clean drinking water. In Pandan, a rural village on the Panay Island, many people were suffering from kidney disease because they did not have access to clean drinking water. The project was started with the aim to solve this problem by building a 10 kilometer pipeline. Asuka (Tsuji Miyu), a college student, joins the project without giving it much thought when asked by a friend. After she arrives, she quickly realizes things are worse than he expected. The labor is intense because they have no funds and the local people are hostile toward the Japanese. But amid the hardship, a five year old girl called Amy (Miel Epinoza) welcome her kindly. The two become good friends through a picture book and Origami.

Schedule:
July 5th | Friday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 2:00 pm (php 100)
July 8th | Monday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 2:00 pm (php 100)
July 9th | Tuesday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 7:00 pm (php 100)
July 11th | Thursday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 2:00 pm (php 100)
July 18th | Thursday | Robinson Movieworld (Tacloban City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
July 25th | Thursday | SM City Bacolod (Bacolod City) | 11:00 am (Free)
August 16th | Friday | Ayala Center Cinema (Cebu City) | 2:00 pm (Free)

The Third Murder

The Third Murder by Kore-eda Hirokazu – Japan | 2017 – 124 minutes
Cast: Fukuyama Masaharu, Yakusho Koji, Hirose Suzu

Misumi (Yakusho), who had been previously convicted of murder, is once again indicted for killing and setting on fire the president of the company which laid him off. His lawyer, Shigemori (Fukuyama), begins investigating Misumi in order to file for life imprisonment instead of the death penalty. However, as his investigation continues, an uncomfortable feeling slowly develops within Shigemori.

Schedule:
July 5th | Friday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 7:00 pm (php 100)
July 12th | Friday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 4:30 pm (php 100)
July 26th | Friday | SM City Bacolod (Bacolod City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
August 15th | Thursday | UP Film Institute (Quezon City) | 7:00 pm (Free)

Trailer:

Yakiniku Dragon

Yakiniku Dragon by Chong Wishing – Japan | 2018 – 126 minutes
Cast: Maki Yoko, Inoue Mao, Oizumi Yo

Film adaptation of the play that has been honored with numerous theater awards. Warm portrayal of the joys and sorrows of a Korean family living in Japan, set in the Kansai region when Japan’s economy was booming. Playwright Chong Wishing wrote the screenplay and makes his directorial debut with this film. In 1970, the Kansai region is jubilant over the World Expo in Osaka. Ethnic Korean Yong-gil (Kim Sang-ho) runs a yakiniku barbecue restaurant in a squatter settlement on government property. With a wife, three daughters and one son, he lives with bravado but is gradually bombarded by the tides of the times.

Schedule:
July 4th | Thursday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 7:00 pm (php 100)
July 8th | Monday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 7:0 pm (php 100)
July 12th | Friday | Shangri-la Plaza (Mandaluyong City) | 7:00 pm (php 100)
July 19th | Friday | SM City Naga (Naga City) | 7:00 pm (Free)
July 20th | Saturday | Robinson Movieworld (Tacloban City) | 4:30 pm (Free)
July 25th | Thursday | SM City Bacolod (Bacolod City) | 5:00 pm (Free)
August 2nd | Friday | Abreeza Mall Cinemas (Davao City) | 7:00 pm (Free)
August 10th | Saturday | SM City Rosales (Pangasinan) | 6:30 pm (Free)
August 16th | Friday | UP Film Institute (Quezon City) | 2:00 pm (Free)
August 17th | Saturday | UP Film Institute (Quezon City) | 4:30 pm (Free)
August 17th | Saturday | Ayala Center Cinema (Cebu City) | 4:30 pm (Free)
August 25th | Sunday | Gateway Cineplex Cinema (Quezon City) | 4:30 pm (Free)

Trailer:

For more information please visit the official page of the festival: https://jfmo.org.ph

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