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
Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2017
When a factory owner turns up dead, it appears to be an open-and-shut case. Employee Misumi has previously served a lengthy jail-term for a double murder, and he confesses to the latest killing when questioned by police. Misumi’s legal team - led b
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
Masaaki Yuasa , 2017
During one whirlwind night in Kyoto, female student Otome, aka The Girl with Black Hair, flits from spot to spot, determined to drink the night away. She crosses paths with many eccentric characters, as she parties not just in bars, but also through
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
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
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!