From indie, arthouse pieces to flicks that interweave local stories

This year’s Japanese Film Festival is no ordinary event. With 2021 marking the 55th anniversary of Singapore-Japan relations (SJ55); JFF 2021 will celebrate the friendship of both countries with an uber cool line-up of contemporary and classic Jap flicks.

Taking place from Oct 7-31 at a variety of theatres in Singapore including GV Plaza Singapura, Shaw Theatres Lido and even Oldham Theatre, JFF will no doubt thrill both film buffs and the local public at large.

Just look forward to the very best of Japanese cinema as short films, indie flicks and even movies interweaving local stories will all be presented.

For instance, Jimami Tofu which will show on Oct 2 at GV Plaza Singapura will see a Singaporean chef in Okinawa, and a top Japanese food critic in Singapore, discovering Southeast Asian cuisine. There will also be Ramen Teh on Oct 1 which delves into the life of a young ramen chef who reconnects with his relatives in Singapore.

Or perhaps the coming-of-age drama that is It’s a Summer Film will put a smile on your face; here, a budding filmmaker embarks on a journey to film a spiffing samurai flick.

With over 30 shows to choose from, audiences will definitely be spoilt for choices. So just check out the full line-up here, before getting your tickets and marking your calendars.

More information available here.