The event introduces 20 feature films in different genres, including drama, live-action, anime, musical, comedy and romance.

Highlighted films include The Floating Castle, Under The Open Sky, Time of Eve, The Movie, Bread of Happiness, Ozland and Rashomon.

The historical film The Floating Castle, produced in 2012, features directors Shinji Higuchi and Isshin Inudo.

It tells the stories of Japanese soldiers and people in the Japanese Civil War from 1868 to 1869.

The film highlights Japanese history and culture through the two forces of the ruling Tokugawa Shogunate and warriors seeking to return political power to the Imperial Court.

Director Miwa Nishikawa’s Under the Open Sky, produced in 2021, is a drama featuring the life of a member of the Yakuza, a Mafia-like criminal organisation in Japan, who decides to leave his group for a new life.

The organiser hopes the film festival will introduce a taste of the Japanese film industry as well as the country’s history, culture and lifestyle to Vietnamese audiences.