Japan’s history, culture and true-to-life stories come together in Eiga Sai, the annual Japanese Film Festival staged by the Japan Foundation Manila as part of the Japanese-Filipino Friendship Month celebrations.
On its 15th run, Eiga Sai will run until July 14 at the Cinema 2 of the Shang Cineplex in Mandaluyong City.
The film fest kicked off on July 3 with the screening of About Her Brother, filmmaker Yamada Yoji’s homage to legendary director Ichikawa Kon’s film of the same title.
Among this edition’s must watch are Confessions, Japan’s entry for the 83rd Academy Awards’ Foreign Language Film Category directed by Nakashima Tetsuya; comic adaptation, live action Kamui; and the Always—Sunset on Third Street trilogy.
Other titles include In Rinco’s Restaurant, Dear Doctor, Castle under Fiery Skies and Parade. Rounding up the line-up are two award-winning animated films, Mai Mai Miracle and Japan, Our Homeland.
Seats are on a first-come, first served basis. Tickets are released 30 minutes before the screening. For inquiries, contact 370-2597 or 370-2598 or log on to www.shangrila-plaza.com.