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Palace Cinemas is proud to present the 25th annual Japanese Film Festival! (JFF)
After two years, JFF is excited to bring the latest and greatest Japanese films back to cinemas across the country. This year, our program tells the stories of those who dare to dream beyond limitations. From overcoming loss to breaking ties with stifling societal expectations, JFF 2021 celebrates resilience in the face of adversity.
When you join us in the cinema this year, you might meet characters including the great artist Hokusai, an ex-yakuza struggling with life after prison, a quirky thirty-something year old woman navigating single life in Tokyo, or an orphaned chef who is determined to cook her way to the top. Featuring the latest box office hits alongside rare 35mm and 16mm screenings of avant-garde auteur Shūji Terayama’s works, this year’s selection is truly a diverse mix.
The JFF is presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney and tours major cities across Australia. Alongside this, JFF offers a free Satellite program that travels to regional centres. Thank you to our delightful audiences, generous sponsors, and wonderful volunteers for 25 years of celebrating Japanese cinema!
28 October – 2 November
4 – 7 November
11 – 21 November
18 November – 5 December
25 November – 5 December