Hanoi to Host Japanese Film Festival at End of April

HCMC - The 12th Japanese Film Festival in Vietnam will take place in Hanoi from December 25, 2020, to January 22, 2021, presenting Japanese movies across the comedy, anime, documentary and musical genres.

“One night”, one of the films that will be screened at the 12th Japanese Film Festival in Vietnam – PHOTO: COURTESY OF ORGANIZER

Organized by the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, the film festival will showcase 14 outstanding Japanese films, including “Not quite dead yet”, “One night”, and “Stolen identity”, as well as two cartoons, “Hey, Love!” and “Braided hair”, to the Vietnamese audience.

Due to the global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Japanese Film Festival 2020 will be partly held online overseas. In Vietnam, the festival will be presented in two ways: JFF Real, featuring Japanese film screenings at the cinema, and JFF Online, offering Japanese film screenings online.

In Hanoi, the JFF Real will take place at the National Cinema Center, 87 Lang Ha Street, Ba Dinh District, from December 25, 2020, to January 22, 2021. The JFF Real in HCMC, originally scheduled for December 18-24, has been postponed due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak in the city.

However, the website for the Japanese Film Festival Online has been developed and will soon be accessible in Vietnam from January 13 to 22, 2021. The site will feature a diverse selection of movies from different genres, with a flexible screening schedule and no limit on the number of viewers. All films will be shown with both English and Vietnamese subtitles.