To JFF 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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!