Theatrical edition of the Japanese Film Festival 2022 will be held in Delhi from March 4 to 6
Japan Foundation New Delhi, in partnership with PVR Cinemas, has announced the fifth edition of the Japanese Film Festival to be held from March 4 to March 2022 in the city of Delhi. Celebrating Japanese culture through specially selected films, the festival will screen eleven globally popular Japanese films of various genres and styles.
The 3-day festival will open with the critically acclaimed film “Wife of a Spy” by filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa.
The festival will celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and India, with a 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 Rama’, ‘AI Amok’, ‘Under the Open Sky’, ‘Not Quite Dead Yet’, and many more from Japanese showbiz. Selected movies will have English subtitles for convenience of the spectator and seat reservations are only available online from the evening of February 25, 2022.
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Mr. Koji Sato, Managing Director of Japan Foundation New Delhi, marking the launch of the land-based edition of the festival, 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. 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.”
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He further added, “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 runs from 14th to 27th February and we are looking forward to the same for our offline edition in Delhi.
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.