‘Japan Film & Music Festival kicked off with a spectacular opening at its final destination, Bengaluru
“Anime Cosplay was performed during the Opening Ceremony“
Bangalore, 9th December: To commemorate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and India, the Japan Foundation launched the JAPAN FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL at PVR Orion Mall, Bangalore with a cultural program, and attractions like a Special Mini-Cosplay Performance by Arindam Paul, Dhananjaya Patil, Sneha Agnes Lakra, Ipsita Thapa, and Prerana Bagrecha.
The Japan Film & Music Festival returns to Bengaluru after a three-year hiatus; the creative show will travel around the country, highlighting attractive shows like the recorded concerts of RADWIMPS, a popular rock band of Japan from their world premiere of ‘FOREVER IN THE DAZE TOUR 2021-2022’ along with ‘Your Name. Orchestra Concert’. The Japan Film & Music Festival will also showcase Makoto Shinkai’s animated movies including ‘Weathering With You, ‘Your Name.’, ‘The Garden of Words, ‘Children Who Chase Lost Voices, ‘5 Centimeters per Second’ and ‘The Place Promised in Our Early Days.’
The opening ceremony marked the start of the film festival in Bangalore from 9th December to 11th December 2022 along with the venue partner, PVR Cinemas. Bangalore will be the last destination for the festival.
The cultural evening was attended by, Mr. NAKANE Tsutomu, Consul-General of Japan in Bengaluru, who said “To my delight, I hear that more and more people in India are becoming interested in Japan and studying Japanese language because of Japanese anime. We hope that through this film festival, people will enjoy the popular Japanese films and come to love Japan, and that the friendship between India and Japan will be further deepened.”
Director General of Japan Foundation New Delhi, Mr. Koji Sato, remarked “We are happy to come back to Bengaluru after 3 years. Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is part of the Japan Foundation’s continuing efforts in promoting cultural exchanges between Japan and India. The festival this year will showcase the best in entertainment that Japan has to offer, for Indian viewers. People can get a peep into Japanese culture through this musical and visual extravaganza which will also feature music from RADWIMPS- the rock band which has been repeatedly awarded for their exceptional soundtracks.”
Mr. Rohan Sable, Regional Director South, PVR Ltd. said, “We are delighted to be able to host the JAPAN FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL across the cities of India. PVR is ready to welcome all guests to the screening of some renowned Japanese films and recorded music concerts and we hope that everyone will have an exceptional PVR experience when they visit the premises. I encourage all to visit our website to check on the screening schedules and book their tickets.”
Ms. Srividhya A, the president of Japan Habba Trust said encouragingly, “We hope that many young people in Bengaluru who are learning Japanese will become more and more motivated to learn and enjoy the language through this wonderful festival.”
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