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SBS Film

6 Oct 2011 - 5:19 PM  UPDATED 26 Feb 2014 - 4:09 PM

Japanese Film Festival preview
Japanese Film Festival director Masafumi Konomi says that until this year, the film industry back home managed to produce as many as 400 titles annually. “And that only counts films that have had a theatrical release of a few weeks,” he told SBS, speaking from his office in Sydney at the Japan Foundation. “There are still more made that play in venues, for sometimes only a day or two, which aren't counted – these films are very low budget and independent.” But, he says, the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that hit his homeland in March this year completely changed the face of production in Japan... Read More

REVIEWS

Abacus and Sword
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Director: Yoshimitsu Morita
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A Honeymoon in Hell: Mr. & Mrs. Oki's Fabulous Trip
Director: Ryûichi Honda
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Lady Shogun and Her Men
Director: Fuminori Kaneko
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Milocrorze: A Love Story
Director: Yoshimasa Ishibashi
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Rebirth
Director: Izuru Narushima
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Shin-san
Director: Hideyuki Hirayama
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The Town's Children
Director: Tsuyoshi Inoue
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Yamakoshi: The Recovery of a Tiny Japanese Village
Director: Shinichi Hashimoto
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Full program and screening information: Japanese Film Festival official website