Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation, in association with the Consulate-General of Japan in Chennai & The Japan Foundation, is organizing CHENNAI JAPAN FILM FESTIVAL at Tagore Film Centre NFDC, 2787+R4F, Music College Road, State Bank of India Colony, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai – 600028.
Date: 19th – 21st May 2023
(Non-members of ICAF, please call on 9840151956/8939022618 for more details)
|CHENNAI JAPAN FILM FESTIVAL|
19th May 2023
|Inaugural Function||6.00 pm||Tagore Film Centre NFDC, 2787+R4F, Music College Road, State Bank of India Colony, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai – 600028|
|It’s a Summer Film!/Summer film ni notte/2020/Dir.: Soushi Matsumoto/97 min||6.30 pm|
20th May 2023
|Genius Party Beyond/Genius Party Beyond/2008/Dirs.: Masahiro Maeda, Koji Morimoto, Kazuto Nakazawa, Tatsuyuki Tanaka, Shin’ya Ohira/85 min||6.00 pm|
|I Shall Live by Myself/Ora ora de hitori igumo/2020/Dir.: Shuichi Okita/138 min||7.30 pm|
21st May 2023
|Hell’s Garden/Jigoku no Hanazono/2021/Dir.: Kazuaki Seki/ 102 min||6.00 pm|
|The Complex/Kuroyuri danchi/2013/Dir.: Hideo Nakata/106 min||7.30 pm|
It’s a Summer Film!/Summer film ni notte/2020/Dir.: Soushi Matsumoto/97 min/May 19/6.30 pm
A schoolgirl, underwhelmed by the rom-com being made by the Film Club, sets out with her friends to make a samurai film to compete with it. First step: convince a mysterious stranger to play the lead.
Movie details: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14625190/
Genius Party Beyond/Genius Party Beyond/2008/Dirs.: Masahiro Maeda, Koji Morimoto, Kazuto Nakazawa, Tatsuyuki Tanaka, Shin’ya Ohira/85 min/May 20/6.00 pm
A series of short animations by some of Japan’s best animators comments to life in this collage of beautiful works of art.
Movie details: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1305678/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt
I Shall Live by Myself/Ora ora de hitori igumo/2020/Dir.: Shuichi Okita/138 min/May 20/7.30 pm
Momoko (75) lives alone. She lives in Tokyo, but was not born. She had met a nice man, been proposed to and accepted. She gave birth to 2 kids before her husband died. She was alone again until finding her way into a library. She soon found solace and companionship in the books and her life was changed.
Nominations: 3, showcased at Busan International Film Festival
Movie details: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11657186/?ref_=ttrel_ov_i
Hell’s Garden/Jigoku no Hanazono/2021/Dir.: Kazuaki Seki/102 min/May 21/6.00 pm
Naoko Tanaka is a 26-year-old office lady. Her job is typical, but her workplace has fierce fights among different cliques. Other office ladies are absorbed in the daily clique fighting. One day, due to an office lady at the company, Naoko’s company is targeted by office lady from all over Japan.
Wins: 3, Nomination: 1
Movie details: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14605182/?ref_=ttrel_ov_i
The Complex/Kuroyuri danchi/2013/Dir.: Hideo Nakata/106 min/May 21/7.30 pm
Nursing student Asuka just moved into an apartment with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her room, she is awoken by a strange sound coming from the apartment of her neighbour, a reclusive old man who has refused all attempts at communication. Concerned Asuka enters his home only to find him dead.
Movie details: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2493466/