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If you’ve ever visited Japan, you’ve probably made it to the top of one of Tokyo’s tall towers – even Tokyo Tower – and tried to catch a glimpse of Mount Fuji. You may have even made the trip to the active volcano yourself and you have probably seen its shape splashed with many memories. And you’ve probably spotted variations of Katsushika Hokusai’s artwork featuring him as well. His Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji series, which includes The great wave off Kanagawa, is one of the things he’s best known for.
In fact, seeing Mount Fuji for yourself might not be an option right now, but you can find out more about Hokusai and his work at the Australian Annual Conference. Japanese film festival. It is back for its 25th year in 2021, screened at Palace Cinemas in Sydney from Thursday November 25 to Sunday December 5, with biopic Hokusai the festival kicks off on the opening night.
Also on the program of the 21 films: submission to the Oscars Real mothers, which sees acclaimed filmmaker Naomi Kawase tell a story about adoption; Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, a 2021 Berlinale Silver Bear for director Ryūsuke Hamaguchi; and King of the deer, an animated film that enters a world plagued by disease – and follows two survivors who may have the cure.
Or, you can check Under the open sky, about an ex-yakuza who starts again after 13 years in prison; hostage thriller Masked room, which appears on screen from the pages of a medical detective novel; and comedy Not quite dead yet, about a singer who wishes the death of her father.
A number of films by avant-garde directors Shūji Terayama are also on the lineup, and from Monday, November 15 through Sunday, November 21, JFF is showing a range of titles for free online – so you can keep watching even when you’re not there. a cinema.
Want to transport yourself to Japan? Let the Japanese Film Festival take you from November 25 through Sunday December 5 to Palace Cinemas in Sydney. For more information and to book your tickets, visit the site.
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