Cinema is a good way of bringing people together; fine cinema is a great way of bringing cultures together! The Japan Film Festival of India (JFFI) aims at strengthening the relationship between Japan and India by celebrating art and culture. The inaugural edition of JFFI 2014 will be held at Inorbit Mall Malad in Mumbai. K House which is a restaurant giant in Japan, is all geared up for organizing this event.
Ten masterpiece Japanese films will be showcased between the 12th and 14th of December as a part of this event. These selected films include award winning classics that are sure to be loved by cinema enthusiasts. Besides this, the audience will enjoy a wide range of activities that bring out the best of Japanese art and culture. This would include Taiko, Karate, Origami and Sado, all of which allow you to experience cultural activities at its best.
Popular filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt said, â€œCinema is the glue that binds diverse cultures together. The Japanese Film Festival will open up a new chapter in the Indo/Japanese story.â€
Chairman of K House INC, Mr.Takeshi Kogahara said, â€œIndia and Japan share a close resemblance in terms of rich culture, food, clothing, art or social practices. Cinema depicts all dimensions of a nation's culture and to enhance the bonding between these two prolific nations, we have conceptualized the Japan Film Festival India. The festival is an effort to share Japanese art and culture with Asia's most youthful nation, India and reach out to the masses, inviting them all for exploring business opportunities and tourism. Through our endeavour of JFFI would like to open up opportunities for grater film exchange and co-production opportunities between India and Japan.â€
He also added, â€œJFFI as an annual event will be the platform for exposing the best of Japanese films in India. We will keep on providing Japanese culture and brand experience to the people of India in the future as well. We are also contemplating to host an exclusive Indian Indian Film Festival of similar format in Japan in the near futureâ€, he added.