What movies should you watch at the Japanese Film Festival?

What movies should you watch at the Japanese Film Festival?

The arrival of the Japanese Film Festival each year is always met with welcoming anticipation. The 14th edition of the festival this year brings in a total of 14 Japanese titles for the big screen and they encompass a variety of genres to pick from! Whether you want to catch Takumi Saitoh's directorial feature "Blank 13" or see him star in "The Projects", you can also catch some decent comedies in the form of "Samurai Hustle Returns" and "ReLIFE". Anyway, read on to find out what are the films on offer this year so you can make your choice on what to catch before they move on to the next location! CLICK HERE to get more info on the festival and check the cinema showtimes for all the 14 movies!

"Her Love Boils Bathwater"

What is it about:
A single mother who discovers she only has a few months to live after being diagnosed with terminal cancer and so becomes determine to bring back her husband, teach her daughter independence and to reopen their shut-down bathhouse.
Why you should watch it:
It won many awards especially for the film's two female stars, Rie Miyazawa and Hana Sugisaki.

"Midnight Diner 2"

What is it about:
This sequel follows the happenings of an alleyway restaurant and its owner, Master, who encounters the many different types of customers and the stories they bring with them.
Why you should watch it:
Are you a foodie? And do you love Japanese food? Prepare to drool at this popular adaptation that is also a television series.


What is it about:
A 27-year-old unemployed man, participates in an experiement called "ReLIFE" that allows him to appear 10 years younger for a period of one year. Discovering a second shot at being young again, he enrolls in high school and forms a bond with his classmates.
Why you should watch it:
We have to admit the premise of the story is very interesting and pair that with the high and lows of a high school setting, this is just drama gold. Also this is a new movie that got released this year, so you have to watch it at the cinema!

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Related Movies:
Her Love Boils Bathwater (JFF Online) (Japanese) (14 Feb 2022)
Midnight Diner 2 (JFF) (Japanese) (07 Sep 2017)
ReLIFE (JFF Online) (Japanese) (14 Feb 2022)
Rudolf The Black Cat (JFF) (Japanese) (07 Sep 2017)
Samurai Hustle Returns (JFF) (Japanese) (07 Sep 2017)
Survival Family (JFF) (Japanese) (07 Sep 2017)
Teiichi: Battle Of The Supreme High (JFF) (Japanese) (07 Sep 2017)
The Long Excuse (JFF) (Japanese) (07 Sep 2017)
The Projects (JFF) (Japanese) (07 Sep 2017)
Tora-san In Goto (JFF Online) (Japanese) (15 Nov 2021)
Tsukiji Wonderland (JFF) (Japanese) (07 Sep 2017)
Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections (JFF) (Japanese) (07 Sep 2017)
Blank 13 (JFF) (Japanese) (07 Sep 2017)

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