6 Films to Catch at the Japanese Film Festival

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What is the Japanese Film Festival?

A hybrid film festival organised by the Japan Foundation, the festival presents 23 films and TV shows from Japan to a worldwide audience for free.

The festival will run from 5th June 2024 to 3rd July 2024.

Twenty-Four Eyes (1954)

Keisuke Kinoshita's film revolves around the life of a teacher and her students on an island even as the world around them enters the hellfire of battle.

The Lone Ume Tree (2021)

A middle-aged man's life is disrupted when his elderly mother decides to send him to a group home in order to prepare him for a life of independence.

We Made a Beautiful Bouquet (2021)

When two twenty-two year-olds both miss the last train, they wind up spending time together and falling in love, leading to a romance that spans five years.

Kiba: The Fangs of Fiction (2021)

A suspicious chief editor of a magazine suspects his bosses are going to shut down the publication, and resolves to not go without a fight.

I Am What I Am (2022)

The film follows an asexual young woman who has not once experienced romantic feelings for another in her life, making her an outcast in a world that puts tremendous stock in such equations.

The Zen Diary (2022)

The film follows a writer who lives by himself in a cabin in the mountains: he grows his own produce, cooks for himself and takes in the gifts of nature, and sometimes writes. But for some reason, he has yet to come to terms with his wife's death thirteen years ago.

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