Yes, its that time of year again here in Sydney. After what seems longer than 12 months of waiting, the 18th Japanese Film Festival has returned with a selection of Japan’s finest films, and this year its bigger than ever. Passing through every state capital and major regional centres as well as Auckland, New Zealand, the line up has grown to sixty seven movies.
I hope to bring you the reviews of those that I get to see but this year, my daughter is at an age which demands a bit more attention than last year so I have already needed to cull my favourites list down to those that fit in with the family schedule. For those of you who have the opportunity to go, I highly recommend it. Original stories are hard to find in film nowadays and those that take place in a different cultural setting are an added bonus for all cinephiles.