Unveiling the Movies of the Japanese Film Festival 2022

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The 18th edition of the annual film festival brings over a dozen titles of various genres such as drama, documentary, romance, youth, and animation.

The highly anticipated Japanese Film Festival returns for the second time in 2022 from September 8 to October 9 at participating GSC cinemas, bringing the best of Japanese cinema for all to enjoy on the big screen! 

And So the Baton is Passed | Image Credit: GSC/JFKL

The 18th edition of the annual celebration brings over 12 titles ranging from a variety of genres – drama, documentary, romance, youth and animation, highlighting various aspects of the Japanese culture through the cinema while satisfying the cinematic cravings and capturing the minds and hearts for film fans and newcomers alike. JFF 2022 is held in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the “Look East Policy” established in 1982.

Anime Supremacy | Image Credit: GSC/JFKL

The highlight of the festival is the Malaysian release of Just Remembering directed by Matsui Daigo, which tells a story of a couple recalling their sweet memories together.

Blue Thermal | Image Credit: GSC/JFKL

Anime fans will get to enjoy two titles, a coming-of-age story Blue Thermal by Tachibana Masaki, and a period drama Inu-oh by Yuasa Masaaki. Family-themed titles on the other hand include And So the Baton is Passed by Maeda Tetsu based on the novel that won the 16th Japan Booksellers’ Award in 2019, a beautiful documentary filled with love, I Go Gaga: Welcome Home Mom by Nobutomo Naoko, and Intolerance by Yoshida Keisuke that highlights the intricate portrayals of the behaviour and psychology of people caught in extreme situations.

Just Remembering | Image Credit: GSC/JFKL

Festival goers will also be able to collect rewards while enjoying the festival by collecting stamps which they can use to redeem exclusive goodies and stand a chance to win Books Kinokuniya Malaysia vouchers. In addition to that, JFF this year will be including GSC The Spring for the Kuching leg of the nationwide tour.

Inu-oh | Image Credit: GSC/JFKL

Tickets for JFF 2022 will be sold at an affordable price of RM9.50 (except Just Remembering) via GSC channels. All films presented will be in Japanese with English subtitles. A complete listing of JFF film synopsis, showtimes, and general information is available at jfkl.org.my/japanese-film-festival-2022/ and gsc.com.my.

Video Credit: JFKL/YouTube

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