Wednesday, June 14, 2017

20th Japanese Film Festival - Eigasai: List of Movies for 2017


The Japan Foundation Manila, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Japanese Film Festival (JFF), widely known as EIGASAI, announced the full lineup of films and special guests for EIGASAI 2017. The festival will start from July 1 to August 29, 2017 in honor of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month. The said festival will be showing 20 Japanese films of various genres selected for more than 100 screenings across six major cities nationwide. With that, the JFF | EIGASAI’s 20th anniversary edition is set to be the biggest and best yet.

For the 20th edition, EIGASAI is part of the Japan Foundation Asia Center’s unified Japanese Film Festival held around Southeast Asia and Pacific region, and together with the Japan Foundation Manila, different genres of films will be available for this year's EIGASAI. From animation, drama, comedy, documentary, to horror, were curated with a total of 20 titles – 17 of which are with English subtitles and three are dubbed in Tagalog - a perfect offering for Japanese film lovers to explore different genre of films.

Here are the list of Japanese movies to be shown here in Manila as well as the date of showing, location, time slot and movie fee:


July 6 - CCP Dream Theater (Free Admission)
  • 2:00PM - Memories of You
  • 4:00PM - In This Corner of the World + Special Talk
  • 7:30PM - The Sting of Death


July 7 - FDCP (By Invitation Only)
  • 7:00PM - Her Love Boils Bathwater + Nakano Ryota: Director's Talk


July 6 - Shang Cineplex Cinema 2 - Shangri-la Plaza (By Invitation Only)
  • 7:30PM - OPENING FILM: Her Love Boils Bathwater


July 7 - Shang Cineplex Cinema 2 - Shangri-la Plaza (Php 100 per screening)
  • 1:30PM - Chihayafu Part 1
  • 4:30PM - The Magnificent Nine
  • 7:30PM - Creepy


July 8 - Shang Cineplex Cinema 2 - Shangri-la Plaza (Php 100 per screening)
  • 1:30PM - The Anthem of the Heart
  • 4:30PM - Tsukiji Wonderland
  • 7:30PM - Her Love Boils Bathwater + Director's Talk


July 9 - Shang Cineplex Cinema 2 - Shangri-la Plaza (Php 100 per screening)
  • 1:30PM - What a Wonderful Family!
  • 4:30PM - Sweet Bean (An)
  • 7:30PM - The Long Excuse


July 10 - Shang Cineplex Cinema 2 - Shangri-la Plaza (Php 100 per screening)
  • 1:30PM - Tsukiji Wonderland
  • 4:30PM - The Mohican Comes Home
  • 7:30PM - Asian Three-fold Mirror 2016: Reflections


July 11 - Shang Cineplex Cinema 2 - Shangri-la Plaza (Php 100 per screening)
  • 1:30PM - The Long Excuse
  • 4:30PM - Chihayafuru Part 1
  • 7:30PM - Departures

July 12 - Shang Cineplex Cinema 2 - Shangri-la Plaza (Php 100 per screening)
  • 1:30PM - The Anthem of the Heart
  • 4:30PM - Chihayafuru Part 2
  • 7:30PM - The Mohican Comes Home


July 13 - Shang Cineplex Cinema 2 - Shangri-la Plaza (Php 100 per screening)
  • 1:30PM - The Magnificent Nine
  • 4:30PM - What a Wonderful Family
  • 7:30PM - Creepy
July 14 - Shang Cineplex Cinema 2 - Shangri-la Plaza (FREE / Tagalized)
  • 1:30PM - Sadako vs. Kayako
  • 4:30PM - If Cats Disappeared from the World
  • 7:30PM - Bakuman


July 15 - Shang Cineplex Cinema 2 - Shangri-la Plaza (Php 100 per screening)
  • 1:30PM - The Anthem of the Heart
  • 4:30PM - The Long Excuse
  • 7:30PM - Departures
July 16 - Shang Cineplex Cinema 2 - Shangri-la Plaza (Php 100 per screening)
  • 1:30PM - Chihayafuru Part 2
  • 4:30PM - Sweet Bean (An)
  • 7:30PM - Tsukiji Wonderland


August 16 - UP Film Institute - UP Diliman (FREE)
  • 1:00PM - Bakuman (Tagalized)
  • 4:00PM - Chihayafuru Part 1
  • 7:00PM - Tsukiji Wonderland

August 17 - UP Film Institute - UP Diliman (FREE)
  • 1:00PM - Asian Three-fold Mirror 2016: Reflections
  • 4:00PM - If Cats Disappeared from the World (Tagalized)
  • 7:00PM - Creepy

August 18 - UP Film Institute - UP Diliman (FREE)
  • 1:00PM - Departures
  • 4:00PM - Chihayafuru Part 2
  • 7:00PM - Poolsideman

August 19 - UP Film Institute - UP Diliman (FREE)
  • 1:00PM - The Anthem of the Heart
  • 4:00PM - Sweet Bean (An)
  • 7:00PM - Her Love Boils Bathwater


August 5 - Cultural Center of the Philippines - Little Theater (FREE)
  • 6:30PM - Poolsideman + Director's Talk


August 10 - Cultural Center of the Philippines - Little Theater (FREE)
  • 6:30PM - Asian Three-fold Mirror 2016: Reflections


August 11 - Cultural Center of the Philippines - THB (FREE)
  • 6:30PM - Poolsideman
Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis, except the screenings at Shang Cineplex Cinema which will be PHP 100 per one film screening. (All information above are from EIGASAI PH Flyers and Media Kit as of June 14, 2017).

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