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RIVER’S EDGE, Tuesday 20 November 2018, 6pm
Join award-winning auteur Isao Yukisada for a post-film Q&A on RIVER’S EDGE at JFF Sydney.
Director Isao Yukisada has delivered some of the most iconic films in contemporary Japanese cinema, including GO, SPRING SNOW, and CRYING OUT LOVE, IN THE CENTER OF THE WORLD – which was partly filmed in Uluru. His newest film RIVER’S EDGE is a gritty and nuanced coming-of-age drama set in the outskirts of 1990’s Tokyo.
OH LUCY!, Sunday 25 November 2018, 6.30pm
New generation talent Shioli Kutsuna will deliver a Q&A on her latest role in OH LUCY! for the closing session of JFF Sydney.
Australian-born Japanese actor Shioli Kutsuna (Kiseki, Neko Atsume House; JFF 2017) has recently been taking the world stage by storm. Her first major international breakthrough was in Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s The Assassin, followed by Wayne Wang’s While the Women Are Sleeping. She has also appeared in Deadpool 2 and The Outsider.
LOVE AT LEAST, Saturday 24 November 2018, 5.30pm
Hear from young director Kosai Sekine on his celebrated debut feature, LOVE AT LEAST, at JFF Melbourne.
With a Raindance nomination and critical acclaim, Director Kosai Sekine’s modern romance sensitively addresses the complex intersection of mental health and relationships.
Sekine is the prize-winning commercial director behind some of the most iconic Nike, Shiseido and Uniqlo short film campaigns.
2018 Kinema Junpo BEST 10 films and individual awards.
Don't miss out on tickets to your JFF picks! Tickets are moving quickly for these hot sessions in Sydney and Melbourne. The following sessions are selling like Japanese hotcakes!
A strength in this year’s program is the abundance of young and emerging Japanese film-making talent. Take a look at the three directors under 35 featured in the 2018 program, and the new energy they're bringing to cinema culture.
Written by Natalie Ng from Filmed in Ether for the Japanese Film Festival in Australia. Filmed in Ether is a proud media partner of JFF 2018. Learn about 60s filmmaking and the magical era of classic Hollywood cinema in COLOR ME TRUE.
The highs, the lows - heart-ache and bliss of romance on screen at JFF 2018. Tear-jerker THE 8-YEAR ENGAGEMENT and picturesque COLOR ME TRUE are charming audiences across Australia this season.