The Japanese Film Festival

Yokoso! Welcome to the 21st Japanese Film Festival! Dendy invites you to celebrate some of the best Japanese films from the 13th to the 22nd of October.

The JFF brings the best Japanese cinema of 2017 to Canberra, and around Australia. This year’s program shares a spectrum of emotions and human experiences, and boldly delves into new territory for Japanese cinema. Sensitive portrayals of modern families and stories of diversity, acceptance, and resilience sit alongside old favourites of action, mystery, and comedy.

For anime-lovers, Ancien and the Magic Tablet shares an adventure through fantasy and reality, while In this Corner of the World offers a moving story for mature anime fans.

Award-winning crime and mystery highlights include Birds Without Names and Rage.

My Uncle, Tori Girl, and Hamon: Yakuza Boogie will have comedy fans in stitches with quirky tales of misfortune and serendipity!

For fans of sophisticated drama and relationships, Radiance and Her Love Boils Bathwater share poetic portrayals of human fragility.

FLOWER AND SWORD offers insights to traditional Japanese values and aesthetic culture in a beautifully presented period drama. For period film with more ninja action, opening title MUMON: The Land of Stealth will not disappoint!

The JFF is presented by The Japan Foundation Sydney and tours major cities and regional centres across Australia. JFF Australia is part of JFF Asia-Pacific Platform initiated by The Japan Foundation Asia Centre based in Tokyo.

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Rage / 怒り

R18 Crime

A complex drama and murder mystery that will keep you guessing, and doubting, until the very end.

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Mumon: The Land of Stealth / 忍びの国

MA15+ History

Explosive action and razor sharp comedy mixed with stealthy political intrigue.

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Her Love Boils Bathwater / 湯を沸かすほどの熱い愛

PG Drama

A tale of a mother’s fierce love and a family’s enduring spirit

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In This Corner of the World / この世界の片隅に

MA15+ Animation

A captivating coming-of-age tale set in turbulent times

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PG History

Is the flower indeed mightier than the sword?

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Birds Without Names / 彼女がその名を知らない鳥たち

MA15+ Mystery

There are no limits in the pursuit of love

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My Uncle / ボクのおじさん

G Comedy

The adventures of 8-year-old Yukio and his favourite useless uncle.

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Radiance / 光

PG Drama

Beyond loss, there is beauty and hope.

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Tori Girl / トリガール

PG Comedy

Altitude meets attitude

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