The Japanese Embassy of South Africa is presenting their 18th annual Japanese film festival in appreciation for South Africa’s support and help in the aftermath of the 2011 East Japan earthquake and tsunami. Another aim is to promote understanding of various aspect of Japan among South Africans. All the movies will be in Japanese but with English subtitles and free tickets will be available at the box office an hour before screening.
The festival starts at Cinema Nouveau at Brooklynn Mall and will run from 8 to 9 October, ten proceeds to Cinema Nouveau at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town of the 15 and 16th and lastly it will end at Cinema Nouveau in Johannesburg at the Rosebank Mall on the 22nd and 23rd of October.
Some of the movies include:
Summer Days’ With Coo
The film is an anime movie about a boy that finds a Kappa, a mythical half human, half turtle creature, which was asleep underground for 300 years. The boy named the Kappa Coo and they become good friends. The movie deals with how the Kappa deals with living among humans. This movie was the best animation movie in the 31st Japan Academy Awards in 2008.
Castle Under Fiery Skies
Set in 1575 in feudal Japan, Lord Nobunaga orders a temple carpenter to build him a five-story caste set to be a symbol of peace and as an attempt to unite the country. It deals with the obstacles that can only be overcome by wisdom and cooperation.
Other movies featured in the festival are Climbers High, Happy Flight and Tokyo Tower. To find out more about the movies and to see the festival schedule as well as contact details, please follow the link: http://goo.gl/PsbL3P