2022 Online Japanese Film Festival Streams Time of Eve and Patema Inverted Anime Films – Reuters

The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) announced on Thursday that it will screen the Eve Time and reverse patema animated films and the live action film of Yayoisoit is ReLIFE manga for free from February 14 to 27.

All three films will air in Japanese with subtitles in Arabic, Burmese, Central Khmer, English, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Malay, Portuguese, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), Thai, and Vietnamese. Eve Time will also air with German and Korean subtitles.

The film festival will be broadcast in 25 countries, including: South Korea, Philippines, India, New Zealand, Ecuador, Spain, Indonesia, Vietnam, Nepal, United States, Peru, Germany, Cambodia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, Hungary, Thailand, Myanmar, Pakistan, Australia, Argentina, Italy and Egypt.

The 20 films of the festival will not all be broadcast in all countries. reverse patema specifically will not air in the United States.

JFF described Eve Time:

At a time when humanoids have practical applications, many households use androids/robots to do housework. Most androids are treated badly. High school student Rikuo also treats his android wife very coldly at home. One day, while watching his actions, he finds himself in a cafe. The rule in this cafe was that no distinction was made between humans and androids. Rikuo can’t help but wonder what the customers hope to get out of being there. Eventually, through the people and robots he meets in the cafe, he begins to understand what a real soul might look like.

The film was released in March 2010. Yasuhiro Yoshiura (Sing a little harmony) directed the film and wrote the screenplay. movie stars Jun Fukuyama, Kenji Nojima, and Rie Tanaka.

JFF described reverse patema:

A catastrophic event occurs and all the buildings in the world are sucked into the sky. A few years later, Patema, a vivacious girl who lives in a base camp, falls into a hole while exploring a dangerous area in the premises. Patema “falls” from the base basement above the ground and continues to fall almost in the sky. She is saved when she manages to hold on to a boy named Age who is above ground. The two children, with opposite gravitational forces, support each other upside down and discover each other’s world in the post-disaster era. In doing so, they learn terrible hidden truths which they begin to confront.

The film debuted in 2013. Yoshiura again directed the film and wrote the screenplay. movie stars Nobuhiko Okamoto and Yukiyo Fujii.

JFF describes the ReLIFE live action movie:

Arata, 27, has neither a job nor a goal, and his days are spent in the doldrums. When he is recruited into the “ReLIFE” project, which promises to make him redo a year of high school, he is suspicious but takes the rejuvenating potion anyway and turns back into a 17-year-old. Thus, begins his high school life with a one-year limit. Despite his plans to keep a low profile, he finds himself making friends and ends up falling in love with a very shy girl named Hishiro. However, this blissful season passes in a flash, and Arata’s remaining time begins to dwindle.

Takeshi Furusawa (live-action Another one, Clover) directed the film. The film debuted in Japan in April 2017.

Yayoiso launched the manga on the free manga app Comico in 2013. The manga ended in March 2018. The manga also inspired an anime adaptation which debuted in July 2016.

The film festival’s pre-release lineup included Takeshi Yashiro’s 2019 stop-motion animated film Gon, the little fox and the live-action film adaptation Shion Miurait is Fun or Amu (The big passage) novel. The films were shown on the JFF website from November 15 to 21.

Thanks to Jordan Scott for the news tip.

Source: Japanese Film Festival website (link 2)

Marie A. Evans