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Explore the JFF 2016 Main Program by streams and navigate the film line-up based on your interests.

Auteurs
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Browse our selection of films with arthouse appeal by auteurs like veteran directors Hirokazu Kore-eda and Miwa Nishikawa to the likes of Satoko Yokohama who started out in independent productions.
Family Friendly
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Whether you’re up for horror or after a child-friendly title, we have a range of crowd-pleasers for date nights with the fam!
Idol Power
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See your idols in a different light as they take on roles that showcase their acting talents! Acchan stars as a mum-to-be in an offbeat family drama (The Mohican Comes Home) while V6's Go Morita plays a merciless psycho-killer (Hime-Anole)!
Culture Focus
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Venture back in time to old Japan with historical epics like The Magnificent Nine or Sanada Ten Braves, or discover the beauty of tradition in a modern setting through rakugo and karuta.
Culture Focus
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At JFF 2016, we are showcasing works by four female directors: Miwa Nishikawa, Yukiko Mishima, Satoko Yokohama, and Hitomi Kuroki.
Culture Focus
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Our manga hits selection prove that book-to-film adaptations can also be awesome. Reunite with your favourite characters on the big screen!
Twisted Minds
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Grindhouse, noir, crime fiction… There’s no shortage of suspense and thrillers in Japanese cinema this year. Explore the underbelly of Japanese society with films like Twisted Justice and SIX FOUR, or challenge yourself with daring titles like Destruction Babies and Hime-Anole.

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