1-5 NOVEMBER
Perth
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  In Kokone Morikawa’s dreams she is the sorcerer princess Ancien who, with the aid of a magic tablet, can bring inanimate objects—from her adorable toy dog Joy to flying cars—to life in a kingdom called Heartland. But her magic tablet is taken away, and she must retrieve it to...
  It’s a relationship as dysfunctional as they come. Towako is a despicable woman—living with a man 15 years her senior, she spends all his meagre earnings while simultaneously treating him like a worthless slug. Jinji is a sprightly and dedicated man. Infatuated with Towako since first laying eyes on...
  Fifth-grader Tomo (Rinka Kakihara) lives a chaotic life with her mother Hiromi (Mimura) in a messy apartment with overflowing trash cans. One day Hiromi abandons Tomo to chase after a man. Finding herself all alone, Tomo heads for the home of her uncle Makio (Kenta Kiritani). This isn’t the...
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="15px"][vc_column_text]Senko Ikenobo, a joyful young monk, shows virtuoso talent with his astonishingly beautiful but unusual ikebana (flower arrangements). When he is promoted to head monk, the pressures of leadership weighs down on the free-spirited Senko. However, it was through a chance meeting with the austere tea master Rikyu that...
  Investigative journalist Takeshi Tanaka (Satoshi Tsumabaki, Rage) is going through a difficult time. Charged with child neglect, his younger sister Mitsuko (Hikari Mitsushima, Life and Death on the Shore) is in custody awaiting trail while her infant daughter remains in a critical condition in hospital. To take his mind...
  Unlike his deceased yakuza dad, Keisuke Ninomiya (Yu Yokoyama of pop group Kanjani∞) doesn’t have what it takes to be a mafia man. Instead, he works as a small-fry loanshark for his dad’s best friends, boss-man Shimizu (Jun Kunimura; Chihayafuru, The Wailing) and his angry henchman Kuwahara (Kuranosuke Sasaki; Samurai Hustle,...
  Single mother Futaba (Rie Miyazawa, Pale Moon) grapples with the challenge of raising an adolescent daughter who’s severely bullied at school. Despite their ups and downs, life at home is generally peaceful. However their situation takes a complicated turn when Futaba collapses at work and is diagnosed with terminal...
  Mai Mai Miracle director, Katabuchi Sunao, adapts Kono Fumiyo's comic to an animated feature film. It depicts a young girl who married into a family in Hiroshima during the war resolutely living amid the escalating intensity of wartime destruction. In 1944, 18-year-old Suzu goes to Kure City in Hiroshima Prefecture...
  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...

Perth Screening Sessions

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All JFF Main films are screening at Hoyts Carousel (Cannington)