To JFF 2018
Yosuke Takeuchi, 2016
Mitsuo has just been released after a stint in a mental hospital, and is welcomed back into the home of his brother, sister-in-law and two young nieces. It is a happy reunion, and Mitsuo is determined to get his life back on track. One day, he takes
Kentaro Hagiwara, 2017
Based on a manga by Sui Ishida, Tokyo Ghoul unfolds in an alternative modern-day Japan where superhuman beings known as Ghouls live among us. These vampire-like creatures look like humans but are actually monsters that feed solely on human flesh.
Mari Okada, 2018
Maquia belongs to an elf-like race called the Iolph, who live for hundreds of years while maintaining a youthful appearance. One day, the peaceful existence of these people is shattered by an invasion of humans seeking Iolph blood believing it will g
Naoko Ogigami, 2017
When her mother disappears from home - not for the first time - 11-year-old Tomo finds herself once again taken in by her loving uncle Makio. This time things are a little different, as Makio is no longer living alone - he’s instead sharing his hom
Kiki Sugino, 2016
One snowy evening, a young hunter Minokichi and his older mentor Mosaku take shelter in an old mountain cabin. As the pair try to keep warm, a ghostly woman enters the cabin and kills the older man by spraying him with her icy breath. However, she sp
Masakazu Fukatsu, 2017
A father (Toshimi Watanabe) decides to start making a bento box (lunch box) for his daughter Midori (Rena Takeda) before she heads off to high school every day. At first, the experiment doesn’t go so well - the food isn’t great, and one day the f
To JFF 2018
The 2018 Festival will again feature a diverse and packed programme of films, which includes work of the most acclaimed filmmakers from contemporary Japanese cinema, and covers a variety of themes, genres and topics.
This year we will host screenings at venues in Cork, Galway, Limerick, Tipperary, Dublin, Sligo, Waterford and Dundalk,
We hope that you will be able to join us.
Enjoy & Arigato!