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Japan Foundation Pursues Digital Publishing: Launches 2022 ONLINE Japanese Film Festival in India
Posted on January 13, 2022
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Chennai: The Japan Foundation New Delhi announces that the 2022 Japanese Film Festival (JFF) in India will go virtual amid the pandemic. Celebrating Japanese culture through specially selected films; the fifth edition of the festival in India will feature 20 globally popular Japanese films of various genres and styles. The 2-week festival will start on February 14.
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and India, this festival will focus on its diverse lineup of acclaimed, top-grossing and award-winning films such as Japanese showbiz’s Under the Open Sky. The films selected will be subtitled in English for the viewer’s convenience.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Koji Sato, Managing Director of Japan Foundation New Delhi, said, ”The popularity of Japanese content has markedly increased in the Indian landscape, which has been further fueled by an increase in online content consumption in the current scenario. It was a tough decision to make, but by keeping fan safety as high as possible, the virtual platform will help us reach a wider audience. We are confident that the festival will be a success and will grow with the online platform and that our dear audience will be able to experience the same magic and energy as never before.”
The 2022 Japanese Film Festival’s catalog of films includes top titles such as: It’s a Summer Movie, Mio’s Cookbook, Masked Neighborhood, Under the Open Sky, Awake, Aristocrats, Time of Eve, Ito , Patema Inverted, Sumodo – The Successors of Samurai, The God of Ramen, Rashomon, The Floating Castle, Happy Flight, Oz Land, Until Dawn, His Love Boils the Bath Water, The Leader of South Polar , Bread of Happiness and ReLIFE. The theme that runs through the curation of the festival is “Travel” and 20 films have been carefully selected to represent the different aspects of this theme. Titles are selected specifically to cater to all ages and tastes in categories including Animation, Dramatic Feature, Romance, Thriller, Classic Comedy and Documentary.