Friday, July 6, 2012

Watch 10 Japanese Contemporary Films For Free At The Shang Cineplex From July 6 To 15!

Wanna get a dose of not just 1 but 10 Japanese Films for free? Well, you're in for a treat! Japan Foundation Manila, in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, UP Film Institute, Film Development Council of the Philippines, and NET 25 TV, brings you Eiga Sai 2012- a showcase of 10 Japanese Contemporary Films to be shown at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 4 (July 6 to 15), Gaisano South Citimall, Davao City (July 20 to 22), Ayala Center Cinema 4, Cebu City (August 7 to 12) and UP Film Institute, Quezon City (August 15 to 21).

The film festival was launched yesterday at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall with the screening of the film entitled “Villain” (2010).

Japanese Film entitled "Villain” (2010)

Villain is a gritty social critique drama directed by Lee Sang-il, director of the multi-award film—Hula Girls. Eri Fukatsu, who won the Best Actress Award at the Montreal World Film Festival 2010 and Japan Academy Prize 2011 for her role (Mitsuyo). Based on the novel "Akunin" by Shuichi Yoshida published in April 2007, the film became one of the most acclaimed films from Japan in 2010, garnering 15 nominations and 5 awards from the Japan Academy Awards, including those for Best Actor and Best Actress.

Japanese Films: Villain; PEAK- The Rescuers; Railways

                Japanese Films: Happy Flight; Tomorrow's Joe; In His Chart; Colorful

Japanese Films: Abacus and Sword; Permanent Nobara; Ninja Kids

Other films included in the festival are Osamu Katayama’s “PEAK –The Rescuers”, Yoshinari Nishikori’s “Railways”, Shinobu Yaguchi’s “Happy Flight”, Fumihiko Sori’s “Tomorrow’s Joe”, Yoshihiro Fukagawa’s “In His Chart”, Keichi Hara’s “Colorful”, Yoshimitsu Morita’s “Abacus and Sword”, Daihachi Yoshida’s “Permanent Nobara”, and Takashi Miike’s “Ninja Kids”.


Please refer to the details above for the screening schedules or go to this link to download your free copy. For more information, please call (632) 811-6155 to 58.

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  1. Wow! Some of the movies here were featured in Screen Red! I watched Villain there and I like the story line. =)

  2. OMG Colorful had a movie? i didnt know O_O i loved the anime but its too emotional huhu
    great share <3