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    Japanese Film Festival EIGASAI

    Date: July 3, 2019 - August 25, 2019

    Time: 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    The Japan Foundation, Manila has released the line-up of films, guests, and special talks for this year’s Japanese Film Festival, popularly known as EIGASAI. The 2019th edition will run from July 3 to August 25, 2019, with 17 full-feature films for more than 135 screenings! EIGASAI continues the tradition of screening films to viewers of all ages and interests with varied themes and genre. As a treat, this year’s film festival features recent films released from 2016 to 2019, including The Tears of Malumpati, which is yet to be released in Japan. Expect a variety of film genres—romance, comedy, action/adventure, horror, mystery, feature, historical dramas, and all-time favorite anime films to complete this year’s line-up! Download the official schedules for Manila, Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Naga, Pangasinan, and Tacloban online. These are subject to changes, please check the Japan Foundation, Manila website and Facebook for updates. Below is the schedule of screenings for Metro Manila: Venues All film screenings are free on a first-come, first served basis, except screenings at the Red Carpet at the Shang Cinema 4. Metro Manila: RED CARPET AT THE SHANG, CINEMA 4, from July 3-14 Main Wing, Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA Corner Shaw Boulevard, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City Php 100 per screening. Tickets are available at the cinema ticket booth starting June 26 CCP, CCP COMPLEX, CCP Little Theater & Dream Theater from August 3 & 9 CCP Building, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Metro Manila UP FILM INSTITUTE, UP-DILIMAN, from August 14-17 UPFI Media Center Building, Ylanan Ave., UP Diliman, Quezon City GATEWAY CINEPLEX, CUBAO, from August 22-25 Gateway Mall, Araneta Coliseum Araneta Center, Quezon City CEBU: AYALA CENTER CEBU CINEMA, from August 15-18 Cardinal Rosales Ave, Cebu City, Cebu DAVAO: Cinema 1, Abreeza Mall Cinemas, from August 1-4 Abreeza Davao Ayala Mall, J.P. Laurel Avenue, Bajada, Davao City Other venues: SM CITY BACOLOD CINEMA, from July 25-28 Reclamation Area, Bacolod City SM CITY NAGA CINEMA, from July 18-21 CBD II Terminal, Brgy. Triangulo, Naga City SM CITY ROSALES CINEMA, PANGASINAN, from August 8-11 SM City Rosales, McArthur Highway, Carmen East, 2441 Rosales, Pangasinan Robinson’s Movieworld, from July 18-21 National Highway, Marasbaras, Tacloban City, Leyte You can download the official flyer for the movie details. Read on to know more about which movies will be screened this year: Samurai Marathon Opening Film This year’s opening film, Samurai Marathon, is directed by Bernard Rose. It’s based on Akihiro Dobashi’s novel Bakumatsu Marathon Samurai about the Ansei Tooashi, known as Japan’s first marathon that is still celebrated annually to date. The movie starts with the Annaka feudal lord holding a run across mountain roads as a drill for his samurai warriors. However, the central government views this as a rebellion and sends assassins to the castle. The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps ADVERTISEMENT Closing Film A couple in a troubled marriage has agreed to divorce once their daughter’s elementary school entrance exams are over. However, just before they rehearse for the family oral interview, they are informed Read more [...]