If you’re a Nipponophile, you might have been wondering why the perennial favourite Japanese Film Festival was missing from last year’s slate of film festivals. While we have yet to hear back from the organisers, it’s now moved up from its traditional slot in September to next month – whatever the reason is, it can only be good news for the Jap heads among us.
Kicking off next Friday (Mar 2) till March 18, this year’s edition sees a total of 16 flicks being screened. As usual, the programming sees a mix of contemporary and classic films, with the latter seemingly focusing on works from the ’50s.
Here, a breakdown of the flicks you shouldn’t miss at the festival: