25-29 OCTOBER
Brisbane
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  A man identifying himself Masato Sonezaki (Tatsuya Fujiwara, Erased) suddenly emerges onto the public spotlight, confessing to a string of unsolved murders that terrorised Tokyo 22 years ago. His modus operandi: strangling victims from behind while another bears witness to the crime. Every witness is spared in order to...
  The historical Tensho Iga War, known as the first and only battle between ninja and samurai, sets the scene for this fictional period epic. The Iga ninja are infamous for being notorious assassins and skilled mercenaries who would do anything for money. Not even the fearsome warlord Oda Nobunaga...
  Primary school student Yukio is faced with writing a class assignment about a family member. After a few false starts, he settles on his uncle, his father’s colourful but freeloading younger brother, who lives with the family. The uncle, a part-time philosophy lecturer, spends most days lounging on his...
  Following a traumatic split from his wife, Shiraiwa (Joe Odagiri, Her Love Boils Bathwater; Midnight Diner) returns to his hometown of Hakodate and attempts to start a new life as a carpenter. He attends a vocational school and spends his days in contemplative solitude. He also makes friends with...
  Misako is a passionate writer who composes audio guides of films made for the visually impaired. At a test screening of her latest project, she meets Nakamori, a once celebrated photographer who is slowly losing his eyesight. Only partially impaired, Nakamori criticises Misako’s audio guides as overly subjective. Hit...
  The perpetrator in a gruesome homicide altered his appearance with plastic surgery and has been on the run ever since. Rage follows the lives of three different individuals whose identities are shrouded in mystery: a dockworker in Chiba prefecture (Kenichi Matsuyama), a gay man prostituting to survive in Tokyo...
  Arata Kaizaki (Taishi Nakagawa) is a 27-year-old man full of regret and unaccomplished goals. Fresh out of graduate school, his stellar academic record immediately lands him a job in the corporate world. However, workplace conflict led him to turn in his own resignation after just three months. It’s been...
  Satoshi: A Move For Tomorrow is a biographical film about the life of Satoshi Murayama, a talented and passionate Shogi (Japanese chess) player who died of bladder cancer at 29. Murayama developed a serious kidney infection at the age of 5, which was when he first encountered shogi as...
  Battle of Supreme High is a story of power, brimming with factions, alliances, strategy, sabotage, and dossiers of incriminating information—set not in the world of international politics but in an exclusive boys’ high school. Kaitei High, an incubator school for politicians and military, is a highly regimented place. Its...
  Yukina (Tao Tsuchiya, Library Wars: The Last Mission) has always been the go-with-the-flow type. Unknowingly—and rather frustratingly—she drifts into a second-rate university where everybody looks like a bespectacled geek. During O-Week, she meets Kei (Mahiro Takasugi; ReLIFE, Before We Vanish), a cute upperclassman who recruits her into the nerdiest...

Brisbane Screening Sessions

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Early bird tickets on sale from 27 Sept-10 Oct. Regular ticket sales follow.

All JFF Main films are screening at Event Cinemas Brisbane City Myer Centre