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EIGASAI Packing a Punch this 2016

The EIGASAI Japanese Film Festival is commemorating 60 Years of Philippines-Japan Friendship and the 20th Anniversary of Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) this 2016 short of EIGASAI’s twentieth year, having been established in 1997. With a host of screenings and special events, EIGASAI is sure to make this year a memorable and momentous one for Filipinos!

From July 7 to August 21, audiences in Manila, Baguio, Cebu, and Davao can enjoy a melange Japanese films in the festival lineup, with several special treats in store. In celebration of EIGASAI and Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival as allied festivals, esteemed Japanese director Masato Harada has been invited to grace audiences with discussions at the local premieres of his recent great works, period drama about women taking refuge in a temple, KAKEKOMI (2015), and historical biopic on Emperor Showa, The Emperor in August (2015), with another of his films, mother-son drama Chronicle of My Mother (2011), also on the festival roster.


Screening especially for the festival’s Asian Showcase are independent Japanese films, tale of urban relationships August in Tokyo (2014) and story of drugs and desperation Ken and Kazu (2015), with Ken and Kazu director Hiroshi Shoji making an appearance at the premiere of his film as well. With an addition to its screening venues at the provinces, EIGASAI has also extended its reach to Filipinos nationwide.


Get ready to savor the festival this year! Find more information about EIGASAI can be found at www.jfmo.org.ph/audio-visual-and-film and the Japan Foundation, Manila Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jfmanila.


Film Development Council of the Philippines