Japanese Film Festival

by Shrompy

“The Japanese Film Festival is back with more films this year that range from thriller, comedy, romance, documentary, horror, animation to live-action. Don’t worry if you missed the first weekend, there’s still one more weekend left~!

The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is at Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street, 28-30 October 2016, various times!

The remaining run of films is:

  • What a Wonderful Family!’—a family drama + comedy
  • Chihayafuru Part 1’ and ‘Chihayafuru Part 2’—a live-action about competitive karuta (card game) as adapted from the manga and anime
  • Assassination Classroom—Graduation—‘—an animation as adapted from the manga
  • Erased’(Japanese title: ‘Ore dake ga inai Machi’)—a live-action thriller adapted from the manga and a 2016 anime, and
  • The Mohican Comes Home’—a family drama + comedy + tragedy

I volunteered during the Opening Night last weekend and was pleasantly surprised to see many acquaintances performing, volunteering or who were the VIPs! I’d be volunteering again this weekend, so do come down to catch the fabulous films and drop by for a chat!

For more information, please visit JFF website.

If you are living near Mawson Lakes area, you may be interested in this, too!

Matsuri on Mobara Japanese Festival on Sunday 30 October 2016, 9am—4pm, Mobara Park, Mawson Lakes

“Come down to Mawson Lakes on Sunday to experience another lively Japanese Festival! Various performances will occur throughout the day such as music (Taiko, Flute, Koto, Japanese Rock), dance, martial arts and story-telling.

There would be food stalls for various delectable festival food like okonomiyaki, Japanese soft drinks, fried chicken, Twister potatoes, hot dogs, ice cream, and so on. There will also be a Matcha Café where you can appreciate Japanese Matcha with some snacks.

Many cultural activities and performances are also available like the Tea Ceremony, Sushi Making, Manga workshop, Paper crafts, Kimono and Yukata wearing, Wedding Gown try-ons, Calligraphy, and Japanese braiding. There will even be a Vintage Gaming Room run by the City of Salisbury Libraries and AVCON, and even Sumo Suit Wrestling!

Check out the full program + map here:

The forecast for Sunday the 30th is a high of 21oC with a low of 15oC, with winds from 21-34km/h and a 70% chance of less than 1mm of rain. Specifically for Mawson Lakes, the high will be 23oC and low of 16oC, with winds from 19-34km/h, and a 70% chance of less than 1mm of rain. So be prepared for a little wind and rain, and also for some cool temperatures.”

Enjoy the festival! 🙂

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