BLOG POST BY: POCHI
As the festival progresses, I keep noticing a trend amongst festival goers this year – and that is the search for films that must absolutely be seen on the big screen. I rounded up the JFF team and we picked out these cinematic delights that are too good to pass up watching in the movie theatre.
Set against the backdrop of the picturesque mountain country of Tohoku, this is one movie filled with gorgeous scenery and pretty food shots. A perfect film for those who enjoy sceneries, as well as for the Instagram generation who love food snaps.
Images © 2015 “Little Forest” Film Partners
A stellar indie film packed with feels and subtleties.. Think city lights, roof tops, and open skies.
Images © 2015 “Pieta in the Toilet” Film Partners
Under the direction of Masato Harada (Chronicle of My Mother, Kamikaze Taxi) and careful eye of cinematographer Takahide Shibanushi, we are treated to a beautifully shot period film that transports us to the Edo period. Think evergreen and captivating temples.
Images © 2015 “KAKEKOMI” Film Partners
Beautifully shot and nuanced in its portrayal of a tumultuous – but largely unknown – coup d’etat within the military ranks in the lead up to Japan’s surrender in the Second World War.