JFF 2018 extends to Johor Bahru and holds special screenings for Chihayafuru trilogy marathon and films shot in Japan by Malaysian filmmakers
Back for the 15th year, the annual Japanese Film Festival (JFF) in Malaysia, 2018 edition, will feature 13 recent titles across a variety of genre, continuing its effort to deepen our familiarity with Japanese culture and society. There are also special events lined up this time and for the first time ever, JFF movies will be screened in Johor Bahru as well.
JFF 2018 will kick off in Klang Valley from 6 – 12 September 2018 at GSC Pavilion KL, Mid Valley Megamall, 1 Utama and Nu Sentral before moving on to GSC Gurney Plaza, Penang from 13 – 16 September 2018 and then to GSC Paradigm Mall, Johor Bahru from 20 – 23 September 2018. The final stop will once again be in Kuching and Kota Kinabalu from 4 – 7 October 2018 at GSC CityOne Megamall and Suria Sabah respectively.
The following is the list of the 13 films featured;
1. Ramen Heads
2. 3Ft Ball & Souls
3. Chihayafuru Part 3
4. Tremble All You Want
5. Yakiniku Dragon
6. We Make Antiques!
7. Memoirs of a Murderer
8. Mixed Doubles
9. Born Bone Born
10. Perfect World
11. The 8-Year Engagement
12 . Her Sketchbook
13. The Gift of Memory
The third instalment of Chihayafuru is in the list and for hardcore fans and those who have not seen the first two films, there will be a one-day-only screening for the entire trilogy at GSC Nu Sentral on 10 September 2018. The tickets will be sold separately for each of the instalments so you don’t have to pay and watch all three films if you don’t want to.
There will also be a special screening of films shot in Japan by Malaysian filmmakers — New World (Lim Kah Wai), Fly Me to Minami (Lim Kah Wai), Heart of Taiko (Shamyl Othman & Lydia Lubon) and two shorts by Edmund Yeo who won Best Director at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2017. The screenings will held at GSC Nu Sentral as well and will each be followed by respective Q&A sessions. Admissions are free. Tickets can be booked via EventBrite.com from 30 August 2018 onwards.
Ticket sales for all the other titles will commence on 30 August 2018 as well and can be purchased through GSC box office, ticketing kiosk, GSC e-Payment at gsc.com.my or GSC Mobile App. Tickets for JFF 2018 will be sold at RM8.50 except for Ramen Heads and 3Ft Ball & Souls which will be sold at prevailing GSC ticket pricing. For showtime schedule and more info, visit www.jfkl.org.my and gsc.com.my.