The 2012 Eiga Sai Japanese Film Festival will be held from July to August this year at selected venues nationwide. This event is organized Japan Foundation Manila, in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, UP Film Institute, Film Development Council of the Philippines, ClickTheCity.com, and NET 25 TV.
This year’s feature presentation is the film Villain (悪人) — a gritty social critique drama starring Eri Fukatsu and Satoshi Tsumabuki. The film was based on the novel “Akunin” by Shuichi Yoshida published in April 2007. Rounding out this year’s line-up of films are PEAK –The Rescuers, Railways, Happy Flight; Tomorrow’s Joe, In His Chart; Colorful, Abacus And Sword, Permanent Nobara, and Ninja Kids.
All films will be shown with English subtitles. Screening venues are at the Shang Cineplex Cinema 4 (July 5 to 15), Gaisano South Citimall, Davao City (July 20 to 22), Ayala Center Cinema 4, Cebu City (August 7 to 12) and UP Film Institute, Quezon City (August 15 to 21). Admission is absolutely free.
For more information, please visit the JFM website at jfmo.org.ph or call their telephone numbers at (+632) 811-6155 to 58.