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JFF Mini in Hobart

August 3-10, 2017

The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is presented and run by The Japan Foundation, Sydney and is now an established calendar event. The JFF started in 1997 with three free film screenings in Sydney and has expanded to 16 cities. The JFF Mini is a free, touring component of the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) delivering quality contemporary Japanese cinema to regional centres across Australia.

This year, the festival presents four films in Hobart.

Film Program

Creepy [クリーピー]

Thursday, August 3 | 6pm

2016 / THRILLER / 130MINS
CLASSIFICATION: UNDER 15S MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT
IN JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Former detective Takakura thinks he escaped a high-pressure lifestyle by moving to a quiet neighbourhood with his charming wife. When neighbourly relations turn distinctly eerie, he is too preoccupied with an unresolved missing persons case to even notice. Will he recognise the real dangers before they creep too close?

© 2016 “Creepy” Film Partners © 2016 “Creepy” Film Partners

Tsukiji Wonderland [築地ワンダーランド]

Tuesday, 8 August | 6pm

2016 / DOCUMENTARY / 110MINS
CLASSIFICATION: ALL AGES
IN ENGLISH AND JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

A unique documentary offering an insider’s view to the intricate relationship between fishermen, wholesalers, and professional chefs in the world’s largest fish market in Tokyo. While not addressing the sustainability aspects in the industry, the documentary focuses instead on the complex human ecology of Tsukiji, its landmark legacy on Japanese food culture, and undisputed world-class reputation among chefs.

gallery-jffmini-2017-tsukiji-wonderland © 2016 Shochiku Co., Ltd.

The Mohican Comes Home [モヒカン故郷に帰る]

Wednesday, 9 August | 6pm

2016 / COMEDY / 124MINS
CLASSIFICATION: RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 12+
IN JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Sporting a mohawk, Eikichi returns home to announce his engagement to his Tokyoite girlfriend. His conservative dad Osamu is outraged but secretly delighted at the news. The village celebrates Eikichi’s homecoming, but not long after, Osamu is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. The events that follow are a blend of hilarity and tragedy as father and son patch up old wounds through a shared love for music.

gallery-jffmini-2017-mohican-comes-home © 2016 "The Mohican Comes Home" Production Partners, LLC

Your Name [君の名は。]

Thursday, 10 August | 6pm

2016 / ANIME / 107MINS
CLASSIFICATION: PG
IN JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Mitsuha and Taki are two total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he’s never been to. What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together?

gallery-jffmini-2017-your-name © 2016 TOHO CO., LTD. / CoMix Wave Films Inc. / KADOKAWA

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EVENT DETAILS

VENUE
State Cinema
375 Elizabeth St
North Hobart TAS 7000

ADMISSION
$5 per person (online booking fees may apply).

BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES
State Cinema
(03) 6234 6318
Website

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Top image: © 2016 “Creepy” Film Partners

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