The Japanese Film Festival 2018

Japanese Film Festival 2018


Bangkok • Chiang Mai • Korat • Phuket



The Japan Foundation, Bangkok organized ‘Japanese Film Festival 2018’, which started on Friday 2nd February until Sunday 11th March. For the Japanese Film Festival 2018, we selected 11 most recent films and the festival had traveled to four different cities including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Korat, and Phuket.


The Opening Film was “Destiny: Kamakura Story”, a fantasy film from a renowned director, Mr. Takashi Yamazaki, who had directed various award-winning films such as the three episodes of “Always: Sunset on Third Street” and “Stand by Me Doraemon”. This time we got to see the film “Destiny: Kamakura Story”. This is an adaptation of Japanese manga about a writer and the magic of Kamakura city.


And to make the festival more special, we had invited Mr. Taishi Nakagawa, a young rising start from the film “ReLIFE”, another film adaptation from Japanese comic about a Japanese salary man joining an experiment to turn himself back to a high school boy.


Mr. Taishi Nakagawa, joined us at the Opening Event of Japanese Film Festival 2018 on Friday 2nd February at SF World Cinema, Central World. And again in the Special Talk session after the Special Screening of “ReLIFE” on Saturday 3rd February at SF World Cinema, Central World.


Apart from these two films, we also brought a special selection of films which will bring everybody’s happiness, as well as warm and heartfelt sentiments with unforgettable experiences.


There were 11 films screenings in Bangkok, 7 in Chiang Mai, Korat and Phuket. The film list are provided below.


Films List


1. ภาพยนตร์เปิด [Destiny: Kamakura Story] กำกับโดย Takashi Yamazaki (2017, 129 นาที)
2. [Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections] กำกับโดย Brillante Ma Mendoza, Isao Yukisada, Sotho Kulikar (2016, 118 นาที)
3. [Close-Knit] กำกับโดย Naoko Ogigami (2017, 127 นาที)
4. [Honnouji Hotel] กำกับโดย Masayuki Suzuki (2017, 120 นาที)
5. [Memoirs of a Murderer] กำกับโดย Irie Yu (2017, 117 นาที)
6. [Miss Hokusai] กำกับโดย Keiichi Hara (2015, 90 นาที)
7. [Mumon] กำกับโดย Yoshihiro Nakamura( 2017, 120 นาที)
8. [ReLIFE] กำกับโดย Takeshi Furusawa (2017, 119 นาที)
9. [Survival Family] กำกับโดย Shinobu Yagushi (2016,117 นาที)
10. [The Long Excuse] กำกับโดย Niwa Nishikawa (2016, 124 นาที)
11. [Tora-san of Goto] กำกับโดย Masaru Oura (2016, 114 นาที)


Event periods and venues


2 (Fri) – 11 (Sun) February 2018
SF World Cinema, Central World
Films screening
[1 – 11] (Please refer to ‘Films List’ above.)
3,638 seats
Chiang Mai 
23 (Fri) – 25 (Sun) February 2018
SFX Cinema, MAYA Chiang Mai
Films screening
[3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10] (Please refer to ‘Films List’ above.)
883 seats

2 (Fri) – 4 (Sun) March 2018
SFX Cinema, Central Plaza Nakhon Ratchasima
Films screening
[4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10] (Please refer to ‘Films List’ above.)
592 seats
9 (Fri) – 11 (Sun) March 2018
SFX Cinema, Central Festival Phuket
Films screening
[3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10] (Please refer to ‘Films List’ above.)
432 seats



Nakagawa Taishi and Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying in the Opening Ceremony at SF World Cinema, Central World.



Talk Event with Nakagawa Taishi after the special screening of “ReLife”.



Nakagawa Taishi and fans.














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