Upcoming Japanese Films at the 5th Japan Film Festival of San Francisco

The Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco is partnering with the 5th Japan Film Festival of San Francisco (September 1 – 10) to present three special engagements at New People Cinema in San Francisco’s Japantown. These films are gaining acclaim both in Japan and around the world. Please take this special opportunity to enjoy these films and experience modern Japan.

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“Flower and Sword” (Historical Drama)

Date and Time: Friday, September 1, 7:00 PM

This historical drama focuses on the life and deeds of monk and master flower arranger, Senko Ikenobo. In the 16th century, towards the end of Japan’s warring states period, Japan is under the strict rule of Hideyoshi Toyotomi. In order to save his friend and tea master Sen no Rikyu, Ikenobo must challenge Toyotomi, not with blades, but with flowers.
©2017 FLOWER AND SWORD Partners

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“Her Love Boils Bathwater” (Modern Drama)

Date and Time: Saturday, September 2, 1:00 PM
+Special Q&A with Director Ryota Nakano

Single mother and bathhouse owner Futaba is dealt a shocking blow learning she only has a few weeks to live. Embracing this harsh reality, she strives to complete her list of tasks that will hopefully reunite her fractured family.

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“The Projects” (Modern Comedy)

Date and Time: Sunday, September 3, 3:00 PM

A comedy of errors surround an elderly couple attempting to rebuild their life in a housing project near Osaka. As rumors of divorce, murder, and worse spiral out of control, something beyond the ordinary seems to be at work...
© 2016 THE PROJECTS Film Partners

For more details on these films and to purchase tickets, please visit the Japan Film Festival of San Francisco’s official website: http://jffsf.org/2017/Open a new window

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