After its successful run last year, Japan Foundation, Manila is once again bringing seven Japanese films for its 2020 edition of Japan Film Week.
This year’s film festival features notable Japanese documentaries and anime films, which include Okada Mari’s the multi-award-winning anime movie Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms, Yoon Mia’s documentary film Life Goes On, Shimbou Akiyuki and Takeuchi Nobuyuki’s animated film Fireworks, Should We See it From the Side or the Bottom?, Fukatsu Masakazu’s feature drama-film Dad’s Lunch Box, Kosaka Kitaro’s adaptation of children’s literature Okko’s Inn, Shinkai Makoto’s debut feature-length animation Weathering With You, and Keita Meguro’s The Tears of Malumpati.
The films are set to be shown for free at various FDCP Cinematheque Centers in Davao (January 27-31), Manila (February 26-29), Iloilo (March 2-5), with special screenings in UP Cebu (February 22-23), MSU-GenSan (February 26), Silliman University (March 2), and UP Diliman Department of Geography (March 3).
The Japan Film Week is organized by The Japan Foundation Manila and Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), in cooperation with Mindanao State University – General Santos City (MSU-GenSan), Silliman University, University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman – Department of Geography and the Otakufest 2020 in UP Cebu.
The event aims to provide varied content to Filipino audiences nationwide who wish to expand their knowledge on Japanese arts, culture, and language.