Japanese Film Festival 2018 To Begin Next Week

AKP Phnom Penh, November 01, 2018 —

Japanese Film Festival 2018, organised by the Japan Foundation, in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan, the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, and Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Centre (CJCC), will kick off next week.

The event will take place at the Major Cineplex AEON 1 and the Legend Cinema Toul Kok in Phnom Penh, from Nov. 8 to 11, and at the Major Cineplex in Siem Reap province, from Nov. 16 to 18, pointed out the Embassy of Japan in a press release AKP received this morning.

According to the same source, 11 Japanese films selected from a wide range of different categories will be screened at the above-mentioned major theaters with Khmer and English subtitles and with free admission. The selection includes drama, fantasy, mystery, science fiction, animation, horror comedy and some of which are award-winning films. They portray various aspects of Japanese life, society and culture and will provide a good opportunity for audience to familiarise themselves with Japan and its people.

Japanese Film Festival is held every year since 2015 together with exchanges of Cambodian and Japanese filmmakers. During this year’s festival, the Japan Foundation will invite Mr. Koji ICHIHASHI, Film Producer of horror comedy “One Cut of the Dead” and hold a workshop for filmmakers and a special screening followed by Q&A session with the producer.

By C. Nika