Japanese Film Festival inaugurated at the JICC

The Japanese Film Festival was inaugurated at the Japan Culture and Information Center (JICC). The Japanese Film Festival is organized annually in Karachi by the Consulate General of Japan in Karachi and the Japan Foundation.

This year, four Japanese films will be screened including “Samurai Cat”, “Penguin High Way”, “a Story of Yonosuke”, “Mameshiba Cubbish Puppy” in two days at the JICC.

During the inauguration ceremony, the audience enjoyed the screening of the 2014 Japanese comedy-drama “Neko Samurai”, which literally translates to “Samurai Cat”.

The film is based on a reserved and lonely Ronin (master less samurai) named KYUTARO Madarame, who shows up in an idyllic Edo period town, only to find himself caught in the middle of two warring clans.

Why do these clans fight? Because one likes cats and the other dogs. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the Deputy Consul General of Japan in Karachi, Mr. ASHIDA Katsunori welcomed the guests, especially the students in Japanese language classes.

Discussing the basic theme of the film “Neko Samurai”, he said that although the film is presented as a comedy-drama, it is more comedic than dramatic and brings amused laughter to all cat lovers.

Marie A. Evans