Japanese Film, Music Festival in Chennai Nov 25-27
Chennai, November 16 (UNI) The Japan Film and Music Festival will be
held here from November 25 to 27 to commemorate the 70th anniversary
diplomatic relations between Japan and India
The Japan Foundation, in association with the Embassy of Japan in
India and PVR Cinemas (Venue Partner), will organize the Fest
at PVR SPI Escape, Express Avenue Mall in the city.
Tickets can be reserved through PVR Cinemas and BookMyShow.
This year’s festival will feature concerts recorded by RADWIMPS,
one of Japan’s leading rock bands followed by projections of iconic
animated films from the world famous filmmaker and animator
Makoto Shinkai, said a statement from the Japan Foundation today.
RADWIMPS is a famous Japanese rock band formed in 2001 and
received the Japanese Academy Award for Best Original
Score, to compose the soundtracks of record animations
feature films like “Your Name”. and “Weathering With You”, produced
by world-renowned animator and filmmaker Makoto Shinkai.
Speaking about the festival, Koji Sato, General Manager of Japan
The New Delhi Foundation said India and Japan had shared a close bond
relationship, encompassing not only trade and economic ties, but
also cultural exchanges.
“In our contemporary culture, music and films are shared and
appreciated by the general public, making us feel much closer,” he said.
“In this momentous year of friendship, we bring to Chennai a
true slice of Japanese entertainment; helping friends make them happy
moments and memories across the country,” he added.
The festival will feature a recorded concert by RADWIMPS from
their world premiere of “Forever in the Daze Tour 2021-2022”
with the “Your Name. Orchestral Concert”.
The Japan Film and Music Festival will also present Makoto
Shinkai’s anime films, including “Weathering With You”,
“Your name.”, “The garden of words”, “Children who hunt
Lost Voices”, “5 centimeters per second” and “The Place
Promised at our beginnings”.
“Your name.” was not only a critical success, but became the
third highest-grossing animated film of all time, worldwide,
with international box office receipts exceeding the US dollar
“Weathering With You”, Makoto Shinkai’s latest film received
critical and commercial success around the world. it was japan
official entry to the Oscar for best international feature film
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