Japanese Food Films! Summer Explorers 3: A special free film programme all about food

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The Japan Foundation have put together a five-film programme dedicated to showing off some of the cinematic gems celebrating Japanese cuisine and culinary culture. It’s all totally free and more information can be found on this site. Trailers and information follow on below:

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2016 Nippon Connection Film Festival Preview

The 16th edition of the Japanese film festival Nippon Connection will take place in Frankfurt, Germany, from May 24th to the 29th. Over the course of six days audiences will get the chance to watch more than 100 short and feature films and this incudes indies, anime, blockbusters, and documentaries. This is the biggest festival dedicated to Japanese films and so filmmakers are going to attend the event to present their works.

On top of the films there are guests who are coming over from Japan so that means there are also workshops, lectures, panel discussions, performances, exhibitions, and there is also a Japanese market with food on sale. It’s a huge event with lots to see and do.

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Koi to Onchi no Houteishiki, Ninja the Monster, Classmates, Oyster Factory, Maiko: Dancing Child, Chimamire sukeban Chainsaw and other Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, readers!

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This trailer post is a bit of a rush-job. I spent plenty of time watching films for fun like Michael Clayton (2007) and X the Unknown (1956) and even more time practicing Japanese. This week I posted a review of Yakuza Apocalypse (2015) and a plugged the forthcoming Blu-ray release of Kikujiro.

What’s released in Japan this weekend?

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Japanese Films at the 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival

Vancouver International Film FestivalThe Vancouver International Film Festival takes place at the end of September and throughout a lot of October and it caps a series of international festivals jam-packed with Japanese content. It has a great selection of shorts and features with many different types of titles on offer for festival-goers – a strong programme of dramas are a highlight thanks to the festival’s traditional Dragons & Tigers section which is programmed as ever by Asian cinema specialist Tony Rayns.

The highlights are many and I think that this is my favourite looking line-up of films out of all but Japanese cinema specialist festivals like Nippon Connection, Japan Cuts, Camera Japan and Rotterdam. To the programmers at Vancouver, well done. You’ve made a great selection of films. To the reader, I hope you find something you enjoy!

Here’s the line-up!

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