Japanese Film Festival Australia 2019

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The 23rd annual Japanese Film Festival (JFF) has arrived in Australia! In 2019, the festival will grace the screens of 15 cities down under, with an eclectic lineup of 45 films. Last year, the festival attracted over 30,000 attendees, and this year it’s positioned to grow even more, offering a little bit of something for everyone: from classics to new releases, biography and documentary to sci-fi and fantasy. If you love Japan, love film or are just plain curious, view the JFF film schedule to plan your movie night(s) this spring.

Can’t decide what to watch?

If you love musicals, don’t miss out on Dance With Me, a light-hearted comedy about a businesswoman who is cursed to dance whenever she hears music!

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There’s also the historical epic, Kingdom, which adapts the best-selling manga for the big screen.For those who like a more serious story, Masquerade Hotel features a star-studded cast (including Takuya Kimura and Masami Nagasawa) in a hotel where anyone could be a killer.

Kingdom movie

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Anime fans shouldn’t miss:

  • Ride Your Wave, the latest film by Night is Short, Walk on Girl, director Masaaki Yuasa
Ride your wave movie

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  • Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire, the latest theatrical release in the long-running Detective Conan series
Detective Conan Movie

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Festival dates

Canberra 16–20 October at Dendy Canberra CentreFestival Dates

Early bird tickets on sale 19 September, regular tickets on sale 3 October

View program and buy tickets

Brisbane 23–27 …continue reading