Calling Japanese film buffs in JB!


The much-awaited Japanese Film Festival 2023 promises to deliver the finest selection of Japanese cinema on the grand screen for everyone's delight.


The JFF 2023 comes to Johor Baru from September 14 to 17, presented at GSC cinemas in the Paradigm Mall Johor Baru.


All films presented will be in Japanese with English subtitles.


Now in its 19th year, this annual event features over 16 captivating titles across genres like drama, documentary, romance, mystery and animation, immersing audiences in diverse aspects of Japanese culture.


Opening the curtains to this year's celebration, "Small, Slow but Steady" (2022) is a cinematic masterpiece by acclaimed director MIYAKE Sho who made a special appearance at the opening ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur on August 29.


Following his applauded “Ju-on: Origins” (2020) series on Netflix and "And Your Bird Can Sing" (2018) which can also be watched on JFF+ INDEPENDENT CINEMA website now.


In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN-Japan Friendship, JFF extends a special invitation to director Lim Kah Wai, known for "Your Lovely Smile" (2022), a Malaysian filmmaker who has been actively producing films in Osaka, Japan.


Adding to the cinematic marvel, the event proudly presents the digitally remastered edition of “LUPIN the Third, The Castle of Cagliostro" (1979).


This iconic masterpiece marks the first feature film from the legendary MIYAZAKI Hayao, whose illustrious career includes timeless animated classics like "My Neighbor Totoro" (1988), "Princess Mononoke" (1997), "Spirited Away" (2001) and many more from Studio Ghibli.


While enjoying the JFF 2023, festival goers will also be rewarded by collecting stamps which they can use to redeem exclusive goodies and prizes.


Tickets for JFF 2023 will be sold at an affordable price of RM 10.00 (except “#Manhole”) via GSC channels.


Tickets for the screenings can be purchased via GSC Ticketing Kiosk, GSC e-payment at or GSC Mobile Apps.


A complete listing of JFF film synopsis, showtimes, and general information is available at and


Get your popcorn and get ready to be captivated by cinematic excellence and cultural enrichment at JFF 2023!

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