The Festival’s packed programme includes the Irish premieres of The Great Passage, Japan’s official submission to the Academy Award’s Best Foreign Language category, and the visually stunning Unforgiven, a remake of the classic Clint Eastwood western starring the Oscar nominated Ken Watanabe.
As ever, the anime programme of JFF continues to be popular with audiences. Highlights this year include the hotly anticipated Patema Inverted, a beautifully animated tale which sees gravity obstructing the course of true love as boy meets girl from another world.
As in previous years the Japanese Film Festival is co-organised by the Embassy of Japan, access>CINEMA and the Ireland Japan Association.
JFF screenings will take place in Cork, Galway, Limerick, Dublin and Waterford during 3-17 April. The full programme will be available shortly.
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