Japanese film festival returns with fifth edition in January 2022

New Delhi: The Japan Foundation announced on Friday that the fifth edition of the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) will start from January 2022 in India.

Organized in partnership with PVR Cinemas, the film gala will tour several cities from Delhi January 14-16, followed by Chennai February 4-6 and Bengaluru February 11-13 in select PVR cinemas.

The digital edition of the film festival will begin on February 14 and end on February 27.

During the festival, a diverse and exciting lineup of 11 critically acclaimed Japanese films will be presented.

Koji Sato, Managing Director of the Japan Foundation New Delhi, said he was extremely happy to organize the Japanese Film Festival and hopes it will help consolidate relations between the peoples of the two countries.

The success of the last four editions of the festival and the massive response of 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,” Sato said in a statement.

The popularity of Japanese content has increased markedly in the Indian landscape, Sato said.

“We are delighted and grateful for the special place that the festival has carved out for itself in the Indian landscape. By keeping consumers safe as much as possible, the hybrid platform will help us reach a wider audience and we hope the festival will be even stronger this year, ”he added.

In order to celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and India, the festival will focus on its diverse lineup of films such as “Wife of a Spy”, “Josée”, “Tiger and the Fish”, ” Ramayana: The Legend of the Prince ”and“ Liar x Liar ”.

Selected films will be shown in Japanese with English subtitles in select PVR theaters with the aim of offering Indian audiences a glimpse into Japanese culture, art and experiences.

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