19 Nov – Local cinemas may still be closed now but fans of Japanese films in Malaysia don't have to miss out this year on watching the best titles that Japan has to offer.
The Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is offering a virtual alternative, in the form of JFF Plus: Online Festival.
The virtual edition of the film festival will take place via the Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur website (jfkl.org.my/events/jff-plus-online-festival) from tomorrow, 20 November, until Sunday, 29 November.
During the 10 days, a total of 20 movies will be available for free streaming by registered users.
The lineup is a mix of old and new movies, including ones screened at past editions of JFF as well as several fresh titles.
"Project Dreams: How to Build Mazinger Z's Hangar" will open the online festival tomorrow, while "Little Nights, Little Love" will be the closing film. Among the other titles available for streaming are "Lady Maiko", "Our 30-Minute Sessions" and "Stolen Identity".
Get the movie showtimes and more details on JFF Plus: Online Festival right HERE.
Meanwhile, the physical edition of JFF 2020, originally set to be held throughout October and November, has now been postponed to 7 to 31 January 2021 and renamed to Japanese Film Festival 2020 Plus One.
JFF 2020 Plus One will be held in Kuala Lumpur (GSC Mid Valley, GSC 1 Utama, GSC NU Sentral) from 7 to 13 January 2021, Penang (GSC Gurney Plaza) from 14 to 17 January 2021, and Johor Bahru (GSC Paradigm Mall JB) from 21 to 24 January 2021.
It will then head to Kota Kinabalu (GSC Suria Sabah) and Kuching (GSC CityONE Mega Mall), where it will be held simultaneously from 28 to 31 January 2021.
More info on JFF 2020 Plus One can be found HERE.