The annual event aims to bring Japanese cinema closer to Vietnamese audiences, particularly movie enthusiasts. The festival is part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties.

During the festival, eight well-known Japanese films from different genres will be screened. These films offer realistic portrayals of life, presented through unique camera angles and the boundless creativity of Japanese filmmakers.

The festival will commence with “The Father of Milky Way Railroad,” which competed in the 2023 Shanghai International Film Festival. Another notable film is “A Man,” which received eight accolades at this year’s Japan Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress.

Following these films, the festival will showcase “The Lines that Define Me,” “The Water Flows to the Sea,” “Liar and Liar,” and “The First Slam Dunk.”

Additionally, two films titled “Brave: Gunjo Senki” and “We Made a Beautiful Bouquet” will also be presented during the event. Each film will have both Vietnamese and English subtitles.

Tickets for the festival can be purchased for VND50,000 per ticket at the National Cinema Centre located at 87 Lang Ha Street in Ba Dinh district.

Previously, the festival took place in Ho Chi Minh City from October 27 to November 9, Da Nang from November 17 to November 19, and Hai Phong from December 1 to December 3. The final destination of the festival is Hanoi.