Virtual opening of the Japanese film festival in Vietnam

HANOI (Vietnam News / Asia News Network): Japanese films of various genres will be shown to moviegoers nationwide in Vietnam during the second online Japanese Film Festival (JFF) which is scheduled to begin November 15.

Due to the impacts of the pandemic, Japanese film festivals around the world, including Vietnam, will once again be held online and in two phases.

All of this year’s JFF films will be screened for free via the event’s streaming site.

The first phase, which runs November 15-21, will feature five highly regarded films that already premiered at JFF Online 2020 and Japan Hour last year, including Dance with Me; Gon, the little fox; Little nights, little love; The Grand Passage and Tora-san in Goto.

The second phase is scheduled to run from February 14 to 27, 2022 and will see the participation of 20 films, double the number of last year.

Some of the works that will be screened are The Flavor Of Green Tea Over Rice, Tokyo Marble Chocolate, Documentary and others.

According to the organizers, the films represent a variety of genres, including comedy, musical, drama, romance, animation and documentary, which are expected to boost viewers’ spirits after a long period of social distancing due to Covid-19.

Information on the films is available at

The JFF is a project led by the Japan Foundation to promote Japanese films around the world.

With the slogan “Japanese Film Anytime, Anywhere”, the project was initially launched in 2016 for 10 ASEAN countries and Australia.

Marie A. Evans