The Japanese Film Festival is here again!


Movie buffs and fans of Japanese films will be delighted to know that the Japanese Film Festival is kicking off from Sept 19 to 22, at GSC Paradigm Mall Johor Baru.

Poster for Samurai Shifters
Four days of the finest films in various genres are aimed to entertain audiences in JB with shows starting from 7pm on Thursday, Sept 19 and from 5pm on Friday, Sept 20.

On Saturday and Sunday, Sept 21 and 22, shows will be screened from 12pm so don’t miss the opportunity to catch some of the recent Japanese films brought to JB by the Japan Foundation in partnership with Golden Screen Cinemas and other sponsors.

The Japanese Film Festival is a month-long celebration that started with the South East Asian premiere of Little Nights, Little Love, directed by Imaizumi Rikiya on Sept 3, the opening night of the festival in Kuala Lumpur, while the official date for its release in Japan is Sept 20.

A scene from La La La at Rock Bottom
Look out for a special feature on music movies – one of the highlights in this year’s festival – in Farewell Song, Little Love Song and La La La at Rock Bottom.

The annual Japanese Film Festival celebrates its 16th edition this year and is set to light up Golden Screen Cinemas nationwide with a wide collection of current and acclaimed titles across a variety of genres, ranging from family to music and comedy.

This selection of 13 movies are set to capture the hearts and minds of audiences from all ages and will give an opportunity for movie buffs to enjoy the latest and finest Japanese movies on the big screen.

Here’s a list of the movie titles and their screening times at a glance:

Poster for A Banana? At This Time of Night?
Thursday, Sept 19

7pm, Colour Me True

9.20pm, Café Finiculi Finicula

Friday, Sept 20

5pm, La La La at Rock Bottom

7.15pm, Samurai Shifters

9.45pm, Farewell Song

Saturday, Sept 21

12pm, Bento Harassment

2.20pm, A Banana? At This Time of Night?

4.50pm, When I get home, My wife always pretends to be dead.

7.15pm, Brave Father Online – our story of Final Fantasy XIV

9.40pm, La La La at Rock Bottom

A scene from Farewell Song
Sunday, Sept 22

12pm, My Dad is a Heel Wrestler

2.25pm, Little Love Song

5pm, Lying to Mom

7.45pm, Late Nights, Little Love

The Japanese Film Festival 2019 is part of The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur’s 30th Anniversary celebration in Malaysia, since it was established here in 1989.

A scene from, When I get home, My wife always pretends to be dead
Movie-goers are assured that while the films are presented in Japanese, English subtitles are provided. So get ready for a memorable movie marathon!

Tickets at only RM9 each for all the screenings can be purchased via GSC Box Office, GSC Ticketing Kiosks, GSC e-payment at gsc.com.my or GSC Mobile Apps.