Every year, JFF showcases the best of Japanese cinema, combining international film festival favourites, huge Japanese box office hits and little-known indie gems to audiences across Australia. In 2018, we’re also celebrating our most diverse program yet, with casts and characters from all walks of life.
When you join us in the cinema this year, you might see a half-Japanese man piecing together his cultural identity, a Korean-Japanese family weathering life’s challenges in postwar Japan, or an actress-turned-housewife who finds her second chance in the spotlight, thanks to a zombie film. No matter which films you pick, you’re sure to meet interesting characters at JFF 2018!
Check out what's showing in Melbourne!
Almost sold out
25 Nov, 4:00pm – The Travelling Cat Chronicles – Book now
22 Nov, 7:00pm – One Cut of the Dead [opening film] – Book now
24 Nov, 5:40pm – DESTINY: The Tale of Kamakura – Book now
25 Nov, 3:15pm – Tampopo – Book now
29 Nov, 6:30pm – Ramen Shop – Book now
30 Nov, 6:30pm – Night is Short, Walk on Girl – Book now
30 Nov, 6:30pm – DESTINY: The Tale of Kamakura – Book now
30 Nov, 8:40pm – One Cut of the Dead – Book now
2 Dec, 2:45pm – The Crimes That Bind – Book now
2 Dec, 6:40pm – Oh Lucy! [closing film] – Book now
Film info and schedule from HERE