Japanese Film Festival 2024

Wednesday 24 January 2024 10:54
Japanese Film Festival 2024
Japanese Film Festival 2024
? Bangkok ?
Feb 2 (Fri) - 18 (Sun)
At House Samyan,
5th floor of Samyan Mitrtown ? Chiang Mai ?
Feb 9 (Fri) - 11 (Sun)
At Alliance Francaise de Chiang Ma?

Feb 16 (Fri) - 18 (Sun)
At Chiang Mai University Art and Culture Center? Khon Kaen ?
Feb 9 (Fri)
At Art Lane, Khon Kaen University

Feb 24 (Sat) - 25 (Sun)
At Auditorium, Khon Kaen University Science Park? Songkhla ?
Feb 23 (Fri) - 25 (Sun)
At Lorem Ipsum Space

The Japan Foundation, Bangkok, in collaboration with House Samyan, Dude, Movie and Faculty of Fine and Applied Art, Khon Kaen University, proudly present the "Japanese Film Festival 2024 (JFF 2024)" in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen and Songkhla. Supported by the Embassy of Japan in Thailand, the Japanese Association in Thailand, and Untitled for film, the JFF 2024 gains the vibrant momentum this year with 19 acclaimed films, encompassing diverse ranges of genres, including heartfelt drama, action, comedy, romance, musical performance and an extravaganza of animations.

Screening Schedule: All films have both English and Thai subtitles. Except 5 Centimeters per Second and The Place Promised in Our Early Days only has Thai subtitles.

The recommended film this year is "The Lines That Define Me," a drama that projects sumi-e, Japanese ink painting, as more than a physical form of art but a thread of life expressed by the artists' spirits and determination. Also, other outstanding films that should not be missed in our lineup include: "Ryuichi Sakamoto|OPUS," the last stunning performance,featuring just Ryuichi Sakamoto and his piano playing. Despite its down-to-earth feature, River is another captivating time-loop film of Yamaguchi Junta apart from Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes, his previous famed work. Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom, directed by Kotono Watanabe, is the anime adaptation film based on a famous Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Nao Iwamoto.

Aside from the films suggested above, the festival offer more quality films such as A Man, winners of Best Film and Best Picture Awards from the Japanese Academy in 2023 and Evil Does Not Exist, winner of the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Heart-shaking work from Ryusuke Hamaguchi, director of DRIVE MY CAR. A Mother's Touch, based on the biography of Professor Fukushima Satoshi, the first blind and deaf professor in the world will gently warm your heart with mother's unconditional love and human's will of power.

As usual, those who help answered the questionnaire after watching our film, will receive this year festival stickers!

Moreover, on 3rd February from 19:30-20:30, a special talks event after the screening under the theme "Literatures, Films and Identities: Through "A Man" by Kei Ishikawa, 8 awards winning of 46th Japan Academy Film Prizes." will be held at the cinema entrance of House Samyan. Dr. Graiwoot Chulphongsathorn, Faculty of Mass Communications, Chulalongkorn University, and Dr. Matana Jaturasangpairoj, Japanese Section, Department of Eastern Languages, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University is the speakers and moderated by Mr. Kanchat Rangseekansong. Further details of this events will be announced separately on ba.jpf.go.jp.


? Bangkok ?

Ticket fee

160 THB - General Audience
140 THB - House Member
120 THB - Student

Ticket purchase*

1. Box office at House Samyan
2. Online ticketing at: www.housesamyan.com

? Chiang Mai ?

Ticket fee

Free of Charge

Ticket purchase*

Reserve your seats through https://linktr.ee/dude.movie
*All methods available from January 27th

? Khon Kaen ?

Ticket fee

Free of Charge

Ticket purchase*

Reserve your seats through https://www.eventpop.me/e/16964
*24-25 Feb screenings available from January 27th
*9 Feb screenings, no reservation needed.

? Songkhla ?

Ticket fee

Free of Charge

Ticket purchase*

Reserve your seats through inbox of facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HatyaiWant2see
*All methods available from February 16th

Please visit the following links for more updates: Website / Facebook / Instagram

Contact Information

The Japan Foundation, Bangkok
10th Fl. Serm-mit Tower, 159 Sukhumvit 21, Bangkok 10110
Tel: +66-2-260-8560~3 Email: [email protected]

The Japan Foundation, Bangkok / House Samyan / DUDE, MOVIE /   Faculty of Fine and Applied Art, Khon Kaen University

Embassy of Japan in Thailand / Japanese Association in Thailand / Untitled for film

Venue partners
Alliance Francaise de Chiang Ma? / Lorem Ipsum Space / HatyaiWant2See

Media partners
Salmon Podcast / The Cloud / DEX / Bangkok Art City

Film supporters
Documentary Club / Neramitnung Film / Mongkol Cinema

Source:  Japan Foundation, Bangkok
Japanese Film Festival 2024