Japanese films go south

Japanese films go south

The 2014 Eiga Sai or Japanese Film Festival will go to Cebu City in Visayas and Davao City in Mindanao to screen several films.

The Japan Foundation said in a statement Thursday that five selected films, including the Cannes Jury Prize winner ‘Like Father, Like Son’ by director Hirokazu Kore-eda, will be screened at Cinema 2, Abreeza Ayala from July 25 to July 27 and 12 films will be screened at the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Cinematheque, Davao City from July 29 to August 3.

Meanwhile four films will be shown at the Cinema 4, Ayala Center Cebu from August 6 to 10.

Prior to its stint in southern Philippines, the Japanese filmfest had a successful run at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall to mark the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month for July.

Sixteen Japanese contemporary films were screened during the launch.