Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation is organizing a CHENNAI JAPAN FILM FESTIVAL 2022 in association with the Consulate-General of Japan, Chennai and Japan Foundation, New Delhi at Tagore Film Centre NFDC, Music College Road, State Bank of India Colony, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai – 600028.
The CHENNAI JAPAN FILM FESTIVAL 2022 will be inaugurated by Mr. MIYATA Kenji, Deputy Consul-General, Consulate-General of Japan in Chennai in the august presence of Mr. Mysskin, Film Director and Kalaimamani Sukanya Ramesh, Film Actress/Dancer.
Venue: Tagore Film Centre NFDC, Music College Road, State Bank of India Colony, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai – 600028
Date: 15th – 17th, July 2022
(Non-members of ICAF, please call on 9840151956/8939022618 for more details)
0. Inaugural Function – July 15 | 6.00 p.m
1. Almost a Miracle/Machida-kun no Sekai/2019/Dir.: Yûya Ishii/120 min | July 15 | 6.30 p.m
High school boy Machida is a loner who is not particularly good at his studies or extracurricular activities. He does seem to have his heart in the right place however. When he is injured at school instead of the school nurse at the infirmary a school-mate tends to him. He develops a crush for her.
2. Kureyon Shinchan: Arashi o Yobu: Appare! Sengoku Daikassen/2002/Dir.: Keiichi Hara/95 min | July 16 | 5.30 p.m
After mysteriously being sent back in time, Shin-chan saves the life of Matabei Yoshitoshi Ijiri, a samurai who leads the army of a small province in Japan. Welcomed as a guest by Ijiri, Shinnosuke must figure out why he is stuck in 1574.
1 win & 1 nomination
3.A Beautiful Star/Utsukushii hoshi/2017/Dir.: Daihachi Yoshida/127 min | July 16 | 7.00 p.m
‘A Beautiful Star’ portrays a family on the planet Earth who come to believe that they are actually from other planets, all of a sudden. They try so hard to save the endangered planet Earth, but things tend to get crazy on the way.
4. Iwane: Sword of Serenity/Inemuri Iwane/2019/Dir.: Katsuhide Motoki/121 min | July 17 | 5.30 p.m
Iwane, Kinpei and Shinnosuke are childhood friends. They also trained at the same dojo, hung out together and dreamt together. Iwane, Jinpei and Shinnosuke also become relatives through marriage. Her husband exact revenge and kills her when news spreads that one of the men's wives is cheating.
5. A Banana? At This Time of Night?/Konna yofuke ni banana kayo: Kanashiki jitsuwa/2018/Dir.: Tetsu Maeda/120 min | July 17 | 7.30 p.m
A man is immobile and incapacitated, but he has professional and nonprofessional volunteers serve and help him throughout. Though, he takes full advantage of the situation and uses and abuses the volunteer crew.