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Japanese Film Festival Online 2024 Kicks Off, Features Premiere of Remastered Classic in 27 Countries

PHNOM PENH, June 5, 2024 – The Japan Foundation proudly announces the launch of the Japanese Film Festival Online 2024, running from June 5 to July 3, as part of its ongoing effort to share the excitement of Japanese cinema globally. This year's lineup includes a diverse array of films and, for the first time, two popular TV drama series.

This edition, the third of its kind, extends its reach to a record 27 countries and regions. Among the notable films featured are "We Made a Beautiful Bouquet," a hit among Gen Z viewers since its 2021 release, and "Baby Assassins," which has captivated Japanese social media audiences. Additionally, the festival will showcase "School Meals Time Graduation" and "The Zen Diary," both celebrating Japanese culinary culture. A special highlight is the world premiere of the 4K digitally remastered version of "JUNGLE EMPEROR LEO," also known as "KIMBA THE WHITE LION," based on the manga by Osamu Tezuka.

The festival will also include complete showings of the immensely successful Japanese TV drama series "Downtown Rocket" and "RIKUOH," both narratives centered on perseverance and the pursuit of dreams.

Producer Konomi Masafumi of the JFF noted, “Following the success of films like 'Godzilla Minus One' and 'The Boy and the Heron,' we have curated a selection aimed to resonate globally amidst the evolving societal landscape in Japan post-pandemic."

Promotional videos and directorial commentaries are available on the JFF+ official YouTube channel. The event, co-organized by Japanese embassies, Consulate-Generals, and the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association, features a range of engaging activities worldwide. Details are available on the festival’s website.

Event Details:

Event Name: JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL ONLINE 2024

Organizer: The Japan Foundation

Dates: First Session: June 5 - June 19, 2024, featuring 23 films including 4 from the Japan Horror Film Competition.

Second Session: June 19 - July 3, 2024, featuring 2 TV drama series.

Titles Distributed: 25 titles, including 23 films and 2 TV series totaling 20 episodes.

Streaming Platform: JFF+, accessible via JFF+ Website

Fee: Free (registration required; streaming available only outside Japan)

Available Countries/Regions: 27, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, and more.

Subtitle Languages: 15, including Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, and more.

To watch click on link: https://jff.jpf.go.jp/watch/jffonline2024/

Changes to the schedule and program contents may occur without prior notice.



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