Japan Film Festival 2019 Brings 17 Films and Animations to Hong Kong
Why We Recommend it
As part of the Consulate’s grand annual event ─ “Japan Autumn Festival in Hong Kong – Rediscovering Nippon”, the film festival screens 17 Japanese films and animations for free and organises after-screening talks and workshops related to the films.
Since 2016, the Consulate General of Japan in Hong Kong collaborates with other Japanese cultural organisations, schools, enterprises, and local government, as well as various Hong Kong and third-party enterprises to bring to Hong Kong a series of Japanese culture-related activities.
This year, the annual Autumn Festival consists of 3 different parts, namely “POP IN Q”, “Autumn of MANGA” and “Narration of Okinawa: 5W”.
The 1st part “POP IN Q” is the opening program of the Festival. Commemorating the 60th anniversary of Toei Animation, this fantasy anime is directed by Miyahara Naoki, who has worked on the “Pretty Cure” series, and tells the story of young girls standing up to face a global crisis.
The 2nd part “Autumn of MANGA” presents 6 live-action films adapted from Japanese manga, covering a variety of themes such as youth, sci-fi, romance, sport, etc. In addition, several educational lectures will be organised to allow audience to further experience the world of film and learn more about the diversified development of the creative industry in Japan. The 6 films include CHIHAYAFURU Part 1, CHIHAYAFURU Part 2, CHIHAYAFURU Part 3, Seto and Utsumi, INUYASHIKI and MY love STORY!!.
The grand finale of the Festival “Narration of Okinawa: 5W” will bring ten titles in 5 different thematic categories: “Time (When)”, “Place (Where)”, “People (Who)”, “Story (Why)” and “Things (What)”, to present the uniqueness of Okinawa, which includes its beautiful scenery, its distinctive culture that differs from other parts of Japan, as well as the residents’ way of life, combined with attractive storylines. Each screening session is focused on one theme consisting of 3 films each.
Please click here to register for the free screenings.