There are less than 5 days left for viewers to enjoy Japanese films for FREE at JFF Plus: Online Festival brought to you by The Japan Foundation.
Check out some of the films showing over the next few days.
1. Tora-san in Goto
Directed by OURA Masaru/ 2016/ 114 min/ Documentary
Date to watch: 26 November 2020
This heartwarming documentary arching over 22 years follows a large family who make their living as udon noodle makers on the Goto Archipelago in Nagasaki Prefecture. Inuzuka Torao, known as Tora of Goto runs an udon noodle making business with his family. His seven children wake up early at 5am to help with the business for an hour before heading off to school.
2. Ecotherapy Getaway holiday
Directed by OKITA Shuichi/ 2014/ 88 min/ Drama
Date to watch: 27 November 2020
Seven aging women go on a comedic journey of self-discovery after getting lost together in a tour to view fall foliage. They were enjoying their time in the hot springs and looking at the spectacular waterfall when their tour guide suddenly vanishes. Left behind in the mountains, the seven women begin to discover themselves as they deal with survival.
3. Tokyo Marble Chocolate
Directed by SHIOTANI Naoyoshi/ 2007/ 60 min/ Animation
This movie is a love story with an unexpected surprise. Serious and generous but a bit shy, Yudai has been unsuccessful with the opposite sex. The same goes for Chizuru, an energetic and cheerful girl who’s also unlucky when it comes to love. However, both meet each other on the first day of Christmas. Chizuru loves animals so Yudai plans to gift her a rabbit in a box but it turned out to be a mini donkey. As the funny creature escapes, Chizuru goes after it and Yudai loses sight of them both.
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