January 24, 2020

FDCP and Japan Foundation Manila Hold Japan Film Week 2020

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  • Heads up, Japanese film enthusiasts!

    The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), in collaboration with Japan Foundation, Manila, will be screening seven notable Japanese films nationwide from January to March, aligned with Japan Film Week 2020.

    Initiated in 2018, this anticipated event is possible with the continuous ties of FDCP and the Japan Foundation, Manila.

    “We are grateful to continue this partnership with the Japanese Foundation of Manila, and happy to see the growth of the Japan Film Week from Cinematheques to even more venues across the country,” FDCP Chair Liza Dino said in a statement.

    The Film Development Council of the Philippines’ Cinematheque Centres nationwide will be screening seven Japanese films…

    Film Development Council of the Philippinesさんの投稿 2020年1月14日火曜日

    Arguably the most sought after films in the line-up are fantasy film Weathering With You, which revolves around a high school student who met a mysterious girl who’s able to manipulate the weather and Life Goes Ona documentary depicting the effect of the Great East Japan earthquake.

    Other films that you should definitely check out are Maquiao: When the Promised Flower Blooms, Fireworks, Should We See it From the Side or the Bottom?, Dad’s Lunch Box, Okko’s Inn, and The Tears of Malumpati. 

    The first leg of Japan Film Week 2020 was held at Cinematheque Davao. It will be followed by screenings from February 26 to 29 at Cinematheque Manila. The final leg will be held at Cinematheque Iloilo with screening dates soon to be announced.

    Meanwhile, here is the schedule of screening at Cinematheque Centre Manila:

    Wednesday, February 26
    • Weathering With You – 7 p.m.
    Thursday, February 27
    • Life Goes On – 2 p.m.
    • Maquia – 4 p.m.
    • The Tears of Malumpati – 6 p.m.
    • Dad’s Lunchbox – 8 p.m.
    Friday, February 28
    • Fireworks – 2 p.m.
    • Life Goes On – 4 p.m.
    • Weathering With You – 6 p.m.
    • Okko’s Inn – 8 p.m.
    Saturday, February 29
    • Maquia – 12 p.m.
    • The Tears of Malumpati – 2 p.m.
    • Fireworks – 4 p.m.
    • Dad’s Lunchbox – 6 p.m.
    For more information and inquiries, visit Film Development Council of the Philippines’ website or their Facebook page.
    What: Japan Film Week 2020
    Where: Cinematheque Centre Manila, Kalaw Ave., Ermita, Manila
    When: February 26 to 29, 2020
    Admission: Free
    Website: fdcp.ph

    Source: FDCP’s website
    Images grabbed from FDCP’s Facebook page

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