TO celebrate Philippine-Japan Friendship, 12 full-feature films of different genres are showing at Ayala Center Cebu Cinema 2 until Sunday. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis.
Popularly known as EIGASAI, this year’s Japanese Film Festival is themed “A Celebration of Collaboration and Diversity.”
The film festival started last July 4 staging more than 100 screenings across five major cities nationwide, making stops in Manila, Davao, Bacolod, Naga and Cebu.
“We hope Filipinos enjoy accessing and experiencing Japanese culture through films, and also expand understanding through several talks organized in collaboration with the Japan Foundation’s theater, exhibition and dialogue projects,” said Hiroaki Uesugi, the Director of the Japan Foundation, Manila.
The roster of films slated for screenings in Cebu include “CHIHAYAFURU” Parts 1, 2 and 3, “Tori Girl,” “Daytime Shooting Star,” “Survival Family,” “ReLIFE,” “Honnouji Hotel,” “Rudolph the Black Cat,” “Let’s Go JETS! From Small Town Girls to US Champions?!,” “Tora San of Goto” and “Memoirs of a Murderer.” PR