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JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL NEWS | 28 October 2016
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We're halfway there
Three cities down, three more to go! JFF has opened in Canberra and Adelaide with What a Wonderful Family! earlier this month. Other largely popular films in the two cities were The Magnificent Nine and Creepy.  

The festival will still be screening films in Adelaide from today until Sunday this week. Don't miss mystery thriller Erased and the family drama set in idyllic Shikoku, The Mohican Comes Home.

On Wednesday this week, we opened the festival in Brisbane with After the Storm. We're gearing up for the next few days with the upcoming cosplay parade and butoh performance on Saturday at 6:30pm and 8:00pm respectively.
THE TOP SECRET: MURDER IN MIND
Brisbane sessions of Wolf Girl & Black Prince and The Top Secret: Murder in Mind are selling out fast so if you're planning to see it book your tickets sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.
Haruo Nakajima behind the scenes.

 

The man inside the suit
Did you know that actor Haruo Nakajima spent nearly 25 years as the human inside the Godzilla suit? Have a look at these behind the scenes photos from the 50's and 60's Godzilla films.

We're giving away x5 double passes to see the first Japanese Godzilla when it screens at JFF in Sydney (22 November) and Melbourne (29 November)! To join the lucky draw, email competitions@jpf.org.au with 'NAKAJIMA' in the subject. Deadline on 7 November.
A scene from NIGHT'S TIGHTROPE
From sunshine to gloomy, dark days
Director Yukiko Mishima's always have strong female characters. However, how does a filmmaker go from directing a light-hearted and mature dramas to a suspenseful, macabre movie revolving around teenagers? Curious? Join us for the special guest screening and Q&A in Sydney.

The Q&A will be hosted by Australian director and scriptwriter Martha Goddard at Event Cinemas George Street on 18 November at 6:15pm. Mark your calendars.


We are giving away x5 double passes to the special guest Q&A screening to JFF e-newsletter subscribers. To join the lucky draw, email competitions@jpf.org.au with 'SHOJO' in the subject. Deadline on 7 November.
The Bechdel Test JFF version

 

The Bechdel Test
We ran the Bechdel Test on all the JFF 2016 films. Which films made the cut? Find out here.
Tokyo International Film Festival
Every year, right around the same time as JFF in Australia, Japan hosts the Tokyo International Film Festival. Here are a few updates from the event.
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Shunji Iwai and Haru Kuroki at Tokyo IFF
Focus on: Shunji Iwai
This year's Director Focus for the Japan Now section of Tokyo IFF is Shunji Iwai. In this article by the Foreign Corresponder's Club of Japan, Iwai talks about his past films and discusses his newest work, the evocative three-hour drama A Bride for Rip Van Winkle. Read the article.

Join us at JFF in Sydney and Melbourne for the screening of A Bride for Rip Van Winkle. View schedule.

Shunji Iwai with A Bride for Rip Van Winkle lead actor Haru Kuroki (Source)

 

Meryl Streep at Tokyo IFF
Tokyo IFF Up-to-date
Catch the latest images out of Tokyo IFF through their real time gallery.

The opening night red carpet featured our favourites from Mery Streep to Sakura Ando, and even featured some cosplayers for the TIFF Ani section!
View the red carpet summary video.

Meryl Streep at the opening night red carpet (Source)
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Tatsuo Miyajima Retrospective
Looking to take a break from movies? If you're down in Sydney, we highly recommend upcoming Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. Immerse yourself in illuminated rooms, technologically-driven sculptures and philosophy. Don’t miss the chance to experience art from one of Japan’s leading contemporary artists.
Get 15% off ticket prices courtesy of MCA

 

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SIX FOUR Book Giveaway
Thank you to all those who joined the SIX FOUR book giveaway. If you didn't get chosen in the lucky draw, the book is available online through the Hachette website.

The true-to-novel film adaptation is screening in #Sydney and #Melbourne. View more info here.
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