16 September 2015
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A bite of Japan with every film


From the floating world of Edo Japan to a fantasy world of crazy ninjas, enjoy a taste of Japan with the various films at this year's Festival!

Start discovering the JFF Core Program by clicking on the film stills below.
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Sakura Ando as Ichiko in 100 YEN LOVE

Program highlight
100 YEN LOVE


Wrapping up JFF 2015 in each city will be 100 YEN LOVE  an indie film that will entertain and break hearts in equal measure.

32 year old Ichiko (Sakura Ando) is a slacker with few prospects in life. An encounter between Ichiko, the mysterious "Banana Man" and a boxing gym triggers a chain of events that leads to Ichiko's metamorphosis, and the literal fight to take back her own life. 100 YEN LOVE is an intriguing tale of an awkward woman, an awkward love and a quest for personal triumph.

100 YEN LOVE is also Japan’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the upcoming 88th Academy Awards®. To find out more about the film click here.

This film will screen only once in each city so make sure to secure your tickets. We will announce early bird ticket sales in the next few weeks. Please stay tuned!

 
Atsuko Maeda as Mayu in Initiaiton Love

A different kind of romance
Inititation Love


There are two sides to every love story. Will you see through the deception?

Shizuoka, 1980s. When Suzuki relocates to Tokyo for work, he’s determined to carry on a long-distance relationship with Mayu. Is his first love worth saving? Starring Atsuko Maeda (Kabukicho Love Hotel) and Shota Matsuda (Liar Game, Afro Tanaka), the last 5 minutes of this film will have you rethinking the whole story!

Don't expect Initiation Love to be just another romantic film. Rather, be prepared for realistic commentaries on love, relationships and human nature.

For more info and film stills click here.
Kang Ji-Young in Assassination Classroom © 2015 Fuji Television Network, Shueisha, J Storm, Toho, Robot ©Yusei Matsui/Shueisha
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JFF Classics Sydney

 
JFF Classics will be having free screenings at the Art Gallery of NSW with a Kon Ichikawa retrospective from 3-25 October.

The line-up will include black-and-white and colour 35mm films from different periods of Ichikawa’s career.
 
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