To JFF 2018
Masaya Ozaki, 2017
Over the last five years, Mami (Mugi Kadowaki) has barely left her house. She is a ‘hikikomori’ - a young adult who has become a social recluse. She instead spends most of her time drawing fantasy characters in her sketchbook. Worried about his d
Akira Nagai, 2017
Private high school student Teiichi has one modest goal in life: to become prime minister of Japan. For this driven teenager, there’s one important step he must achieve on his path to the highest office in the land: being elected president of the s
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
Akio Fujimoto, 2017
Several years after leaving Myanmar, Khin and husband Issace are living in Japan with their two sons, Kaung and Htet. They have settled down and are living a relatively comfortable life. However, despite repeated applications, they still have not bee
Yukiko Mishima , 2017
It’s been several years since Makoto divorced his first wife. He has remained a loving father to their daughter Saori, despite not seeing her as often as he’d like. He has also long-since remarried, and lives a mostly happy life with his second w
Masaaki Yuasa , 2017
Following his parents’ divorce, loner teenager Kai moves with his father from Tokyo to the declining fishing town of Hinashi to live with his grandfather. He finds little to amuse him in this new location, preferring to spend long periods by himsel
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!