The Hanoitimes - The 2017 Japanese Film Festival is scheduled to be held from October 27, 2017 to January 14, 2018 in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City, featuring eleven films from various genres.
The films to be screened include An (screening in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City only), Tsukiji Wonderland (screening in Ho Chi Minh City only), Her Love Boils Bathwater, Long Excuse, Rudolf the Black Cat, Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections, Tora-san of Goto, Daytime Shooting Star, ReLIFE, Survival Family, and Honnouji Hotel.
Poster of the film festival.
In which, Tsukiji Wonderland is about Tsukiji Fish Market. In Tokyo, Japan, the Tsukiji Fish Market is a massive complex where a wide variety of fish products are brokered. The Market employs over 12,000 workers, and about 30,000 customers conduct business there daily. The Market provides fish for Japanese restaurants and consumers, but also sends exotic product throughout the world. The documentary focuses upon the Japanese wholesalers who become fish experts, and devote their life to finding the best, most-desirable fish for their finicky customers.
In addition, with Her Love Boils Bathwater. The film is about a strict, but the caring mother has an awakening when she is told she has cancer and it is terminal. She has a few months. She needs to complete her tasks in that short time frame. She needs to retrieve her husband who has vanished and got the family business restarted. She needs to help her daughter be able to pick after herself. Will the family bonds grow stronger or wither?...
All films will be screened with both English and Vietnamese subtitles. The ticket prices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will be VND30,000 (approx. US$1.35). The films will be shown at the National Cinema Centre in Hanoi and the CineStar Hai Ba Trung in Ho Chi Minh City, while admission will be free at Le Do Cinema in Da Nang.
The Japanese Film festival has already become a popular annual event, in the autumn and winter, of the Japan Foundation. The organizers hope that many audiences will enjoy these Japanese films and deepen their interest in Japanese culture through the Japanese Film Festival 2017.