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Free Online Japanese Film Festival in Hungary 2022.

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The 20 free online Japanese film begins next Monday, where all films can be viewed with

English & Hungarian subtitles.

February 14 – 27. 2022.

After last year’s great success, the Budapest Office of the Japan Foundation is organizing the Online Japanese Film Festival again this year.  The 20 Japanese works will be at your fingertips viewing the territory of the whole country, on the couch in our home, free of charge, including critically acclaimed works and entertaining films.

This year’s program includes Kurosawa Akira’s  – classic “Rashômon”. One of the top films in the world of cinema, made in 1950 won the main prize at the Venice Film Festival that year. The award-winning contemporary work Awake is a true story-inspired coming-of-age film about much more than “just” an exciting game of chess between an artificial intelligence and a man. The favorite of many festivals all over the world, Aristocrats is a thought-provoking drama about the lives of today’s Japanese women.

“Under the Open Sky” drama of one of Japan’s most promising female director Nishikawa Miwa will also be screened. The film made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival’s competition program and won several international awards. Mikami, a former member of the Jacuzzi, is released from prison after 13 years. You want to start with a clean slate, but will you be able to set foot in society? Starring Yakusho Koji is one of the most famous contemporary actors in Japan.

Those, being interested in sport will enjoy SUMODO -The Successsors of Samurai. Sumo wrestling is said to have already existed in Japan over a thousand years ago. This film closely follows famous sumo wrestlers to show how they live, train, and how they feel when they step onto the ring.

During the festival, all 20 films are available on the https://jff.jpf.go.jp/watch/jffonline2022/hungary/ website.

They can be viewed several times for 48 hours after pressing the play button.

Update Aggie Reiter

The best Japanese film productions – free online screening

Every year, the Budapest Office of the Japan Foundation presents the best of Japanese film production with great success to the sophisticated movielovers. This year, for the first time, it will bring the experience of cinema to our living room online. Offering the largest repertoire to date, from February 26 to March 7, 2021, and will be able to watch 30 Japanese works for free  access to works by 12 independent (indie) young Japanese directors. The free online screening throughout the country will be in original language, having Hungarian or English subtitles.

Also may view including critically acclaimed award-winning works and mainstream entertainment films. The JFF PLUS Online Japan Film Festival, covers a total of 20 countries, and also was launched worldwide in November 2020.

As an initiative designed  is to bring together emerging young directors and musicians. Since its birth in 2012, this competitive film festival has provided an opportunity for a number of screenwriters and actors to present themselves as a springboard for young Japanese filmmakers.

The description of the films will also appear on the Japan Foundation’s Facebook page written in Hungarian language within the 12 days film shooting.

The films have also been screened in Thailand, Australia, Canada, North America, Germany and Spain.

@ Aggie Reiter