Japan Foundation announces the launch of the fifth edition of the Japanese Film Festival 2022 in India

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Japan Foundation announces the launch of the fifth edition of the Japanese Film Festival 2022 in India

Posted on December 24, 2021

~Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India~

~ Unveil Multi-City Film Lineup as well as Digital Edition ~

Japan Foundation announces the launch of the fifth edition of its Japanese Film Festival (JFF) in India, in partnership with PVR Cinemas. This edition of the festival will be on a multi-city tour starting in Delhi from 14-16 January at PVR Select CITYWALK, Saket, followed by Chennai from 4-6 February at PVR ICON, VR Mall Chennai and Bengaluru from 11-13 February PVR Forum Mall, Koramangala. The digital edition of the film festival will run for two weeks from February 14 to 27, for Indian audiences to enjoy the best of Japanese cinema from the comfort of their home.

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 Wife of a Spy, Josee, the Tiger and the Fish, Ramayana: The Legend of Prince, Liar x Liar of Japanese showbiz.

The Japanese Film Festival becomes the first major cultural event to mark the start of the 70th year of diplomatic relations between India and Japan. Adapting to a new paradigm, the festival aims to screen specially selected Japanese films in various formats and subjects at selected PVR cinemas. Its diverse and exciting film lineup includes 11 specially curated titles, featuring a slate of critically acclaimed and globally popular Japanese films. The catalog includes titles selected specifically to cater to varied age groups spanning categories such as animation, drama, romance, thriller, classics and science fiction. Free booking of shows can be done through its ticketing partner BookMyShow.

Commenting on the ad, Mr. Koji Sato, Managing Director of the Japan Foundation, said, ،¥،¦We are extremely excited to hold the fifth edition of the Japanese Film Festival in India in 2022, which also marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and India. The success of the last four editions of the festival and the overwhelming response from Indian audiences to embrace Japanese culture has prompted us to bring it back to many of our major cities. JFF-India 2022 aims to strengthen the long-standing relationship between the two nations by providing Indian audiences with a sense of contemporary Japanese film culture and everyday experience. I am sure that this film festival will contribute to further consolidating the friendship between the peoples of our two countries.،¨

He further added, “The popularity of Japanese content has markedly increased in the Indian landscape, which has been further fueled by the increase in online content consumption in the current scenario. We are delighted and grateful for the special place the festival has carved out for itself in the Indian landscape. Keeping consumer safety to a minimum, the hybrid platform will help us reach a wider audience and we hope the festival will be even stronger this year.،¦،¦

The 2022 Japanese Film Festival film catalog includes films such as Josee, the Tiger and the Fish, Talking the Pictures, Poupelle of Chimney Town, Liar x Liar, Step, Under the Open Sky, Ramayana, the Legend of Prince Rama , Not Quite Dead Yet, Wife of a Spy, Ai Amok and The Night Beyond the Tricornered window. Selected films will be screened in Japanese with English subtitles for viewer convenience in select PVR theaters to provide Indian audiences with a sense of Japanese culture, art and experiences.

Marie A. Evans