Sixth edition of Japanese Film Festival India comes to Chennai

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Japan Foundation hosted the sixth annual edition of the Japanese Film Festival India in New Delhi, in association with PVR INOX. The opening ceremony was graced by Mr. Koji Yoshida, the Director of the Japan Information Centre, the Embassy of Japan in India, and Mr. Koji Sato, Director General of the Japan Foundation New Delhi. The event was attended by notable stalwarts, film critics, and members of the Japan Foundation and Japan Embassy. Influencers and Delhi-based cosplayers attended the screening along with the members of the Delhi Anime Club and Delhi Film Club.

After a great turnout, the Japanese Film Festival is happening now in Hyderabad and Chennai till 5th November. The festival is being held at PVR Next Galleria Mall, Punjagutta in Hyderabad, and at PVR Escape, Express Avenue Mall, Whites Road in Chennai.

The highlight of this year’s annual JFF India is the screening of the popular anime from the ‘Detective Conan’ universe and the 4K remastered edition of ‘Lupin The 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro,’ the first anime film directed by Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki in 1979. The sixth edition of JFF will showcase 10 masterpieces, including ‘A Man’, ‘Anime Supremacy!’ ‘Intolerance,’ ‘MONDAYS: See you “this” week!,’ ‘Father of the Milky Way Railroad,’ ‘Detective Conan: Episode “ONE”’ ‘Detective Conan the Movie: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital,’ and ‘Detective Conan the Movie: The Last Wizard of the Century.’

Mr. Gautam Dutta, Co-CEO, PVR INOX Ltd. remarked, “We are extremely pleased to host the 6th Edition of the Annual Japanese Film Festival yet again, now as a merger entity of PVR INOX and the largest and the most premium cinema exhibitor in India. Japan Foundation and PVR have shared a long association since 2017 and there has been no looking back ever since. We have taken inspiration from this new emerging trend of film festivals from Japan Foundation and our recent film festivals based on legends of Indian cinema have met with huge success.”

Following the Hyderabad and Chennai edition, the film festival will begin in Mumbai and Bengaluru from 7th to 10th December at PVR ICON Infinity Mall, Andheri West, Mumbai, and INOX Mantri Square Mall, Bengaluru. The last leg of the JFF India 2023 will take place in Kolkata and Pune between the 18th and 21st of January at INOX South City, Kolkata, and PVR ICON Pavilion Mall, Pune.


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