Japanese Film Festival 2011 – LOVE

Japanese Film Festival 2011 – LOVE

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HANOI: 20 – 26 Oct 2011
National Cinema Center

DANANG: 11 – 13 Nov 2011
Le Do Cinema

A various types of love from Japan

From Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam:
The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam shares the delight of hosting a Japanese Film Festival 2011 – LOVE – in Hanoi and Danang from October – November 2011.

The selected films this year are all related to “Love.” Eight films which are all related to “Love” will be screened with English and Vietnamese subtitles.

Love is one of the important themes in our life, but the way of expressing it and for which we feel love vary in cultures and individuals.

The latest film Paradise Kiss (2011), for instance, depicts a gradual development of love between a handsome fashion designer-to-be student and a high school girl, while the action movie Kamui (2009) focuses on love for freedom. Both films star the most in-demand talents, Osamu Mukai & Keiko Kitagawa, Kenichi Matsuyama (Norwegian Wood by Tran Anh Hung) & Koyuki (The Last Samurai), respectively, but the loves described in each film are totally different.

Even pure loves go to various directions. In the film The Milkwoman (2004), an unmarried 50 year old woman keeps her first love from high school over decades and the film quietly follows the unexpected turns after her encounter with her first love, a married middle-aged civil servant. The time spiral story in the film A Stranger of Mine (2004), on the other hand, comically depicts the sequences of pure love of a businessman who fell in love with an almost stranger.

The almost all selected films hold several awards not only from Japan but also from the world and all films are highly acclaimed by critics. 8 films in total will be screened with English and Vietnamese subtitles.

We do hope you will enjoy the diversity of the Japanese films through which we can also witness the variety of love.

Click to images for movie’s details

Paradise Kiss

Sawako Decides

Mai Mai Miracle

Kamui

A Stranger of Mine

The Milkwoman

The Twilight Samurai

Waterboys

Schedule

In Hanoi: Click here for Schedule

In Danang:Click here for Schedule

Ticket

In Hanoi: UPDATE: Tickets run out

Free admission tickets are available from 14:00, Friday October 7, 2011
Time: 9:30 ~ 18:00 (Monday ~ Saturday) (Notice: off on Monday October 10/10)
At: Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam
(27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi)

In Danang: Free admission tickets are available from November 1, 2011 at:
– Le Do Cinema (46 Tran Phu, Hai Chau, Danang)
– Film Distribution and Cinema Center (68 Tran Phu, Hai Chau, Danang)

National Cinema Center
87 Lang Ha, Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi
Le Do Cinema
46 Tran Phu, Hai Chau, Danang

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