Theatrical edition of the 2022 Japanese Film Festival will be held in March



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February 24, 2022 6:10 p.m. STI

New Delhi [India]Feb. 24 (ANI): The fifth edition of the Japanese Film Festival has been announced by the Japan Foundation New Delhi, in partnership with PVR Cinemas for March 4-6, 2022, in the nation’s capital.
Celebrating Japanese culture through specially selected films, the festival will screen several globally popular Japanese films of various genres and styles. The three-day festival will open with the critically acclaimed film ‘WIFE OF A SPY’ by filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa, at the PVR, Select City Walk, Saket, New Delhi.
The film festival will celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and India, with a diverse lineup of acclaimed, top-grossing and award-winning 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 Tricorn Window’.
The selected films will be subtitled in English for the convenience of the viewer and seat reservations are only available online via the Bookmyshow website and app for free from the evening of February 25, 2022. Here is the screening schedule of movies:

Marking the launch of the festival’s land-based edition, Mr. Koji Sato, Managing Director of Japan Foundation New Delhi, said, “We are extremely excited to be hosting the fifth edition of the Japanese Film Festival in Delhi 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 some of our target cities.
He continued, “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’m sure this film festival will help to further consolidate the friendship between the peoples of our two countries.
“The festival will run at 50% capacity. By ensuring consumer safety as much as possible, along with PVR’s expertise, we are confident that we will provide a safe viewing experience for our customers. So far, we have received an immense response from our online festival which will run from February 14 to 27 and we hope the same will be true for our offline edition in Delhi,” Mr. Sato added.
JFF India 2022 aims to strengthen the long-standing relationship between the two nations by providing Indian audiences with a glimpse into contemporary Japanese films, culture and lifestyle. (ANI)

Marie A. Evans