To JFF 2018
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
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
Tatsuyuki Nagai, 2015
When young Jun Naruse spots her father with another woman, she innocently tells her mother what she has seen - a revelation that leads to the parents’ divorce. Jun is horrified at what has happened, and is visited by a mysterious talking egg who ap
Shinobu Yaguchi, 2017
One fateful day, the Suzuki family - your typical Tokyo middle class family - wake up to a changed world. The electricity has stopped flowing, technology is no longer working, and people aren’t quite sure how to handle it. As the days pass, an init
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
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!