THE 16TH JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 5 SEPT – 6 OCT, 2019
With an ever growing number of attendees, the Japanese Film Festival (JFF) is a major fixture on the local events calendar, which continues, each passing year, to attract more cinema lovers and pop culture enthusiasts alike.
Organized by the Japan Foundation in Kuala Lumpur (JFKL) which is celebrating their 30th Anniversary in Malaysia, GSC is proud to be the official venue provider for this JFF film festival.
All films are presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
Tickets are priced at only RM 9 each and will go on sale from 29 August 2019. Movie-goers can purchase their tickets online via the GSC Website, Mobile App or via the Box Office counter and ticketing kiosk.
The public screenings will be held at 8 selected Golden Screen Cinemas across four regions:
Klang Valley (Sept 5-11)
1.GSC Pavilion KL
2.GSC Mid Valley
3.GSC 1 Utama
4.GSC Nu Sentral
Penang (Sept 12-15)
5.GSC Gurney Plaza
Johor Bahru (Sept 19-22)
6.GSC Paradigm JB
Kuching & Kota Kinabalu (Oct 3-6)
7.GSC CityONE Megamall
8.GSC Suria Sabah
Ticket Info : https://www.gsc.com.my
(JFF) La La La at Rock Bottom
Café Funiculi Funicula
Kazu Tokita works at cafe “Funiculi Funicula,” which her relative Nagare Tokita runs. There is a mysterious rumor that if a customer takes a specific seat at the cafe, that customer can travel back to a time of their choice. The specific rules for going back into the past are: 1. You can't meet people who did not visit the café; 2. If you do something different in the past, it won't change the present; 3. Only one seat in the cafe is able to take someone into the past and if the seat is occupied, you have to wait until that customer leaves; 4. When you go back to the past, you stay in the seat; 5. The time you can stay in the past is from pouring the coffee into the cup until the coffee gets cold and you have to finish the coffee before it gets cold. 4 miracles take place at the cafe.
Color Me True
Kenji is a young aspiring movie director. He falls in love with Princess Miyuki who came from a black‐and‐white movie.
Haru and Reo perform as musical duo Haru-Reo. With their indie music, they suddenly get popular. Even with their newfound success, they decide to disband the duo. Haru-Reo go on one last tour together. Their roadie Shima goes with the girls on the tour. Reo has feelings for Shima, but Shima has feelings for Haru.
Little Love Song
A high school band is popular in their small hometown in Okinawa where the U.S. army base is located. The high school band writes their own songs and they provide thrills to their listeners. The high school band is even scouted by a record label in Tokyo. Their debut as a professional band is confirmed. The band members enjoy the happiest days in their young lives, but a tragedy takes place. A girl who lives on the U.S. army base appears with a demo tape of a song.
Little Nights, Little Love
Sato is 27-year-old single man. He is waiting for a dramatic moment in his life that will lead to love. He works at a market research company. One day, he asks a random passersby in front of Sendai Station to fill out a questionnaire. He has a hard time finding willing participants. A woman in a black suit agrees to answer the questionnaire. Sato sees the letter "shampu" on her hand...is this fate?
Lying to Mom
Koichi is a son in the Suzuki family. He is a hikikomori and dies suddenly. The rest of Suzuki family, father Yukio, mother Yuko and daughter Fumi, fall into confusion. Especially the mother Yuko, who is shocked by her son's death, and loses her memory. Fumi lies to her mother and tells her "Koichi stopped being a hikikomori and now works in Argentina."
My Dad is a Heel Wrestler
Takashi Omura was once a popular professional wrestler, but he isn't popular anymore. He now wears a cockroach mask and wrestles as a villain. He is married to Shiori and they have an elementary school aged son named Shota. Takashi and Shiori have not yet told their son what Takashi does for a living. One day, Shota finds out that Takashi is a professional wrestler and a villain with a cockroach mask. Shota is shocked and tells a lie to his classmate that his dad is a popular professional wrestler.
Naonori Matsudaira is an unfortunate lord who, despite being a descendant of the great shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa, is forced to move across Japan from west to east seven times, saddling him with the nickname “the vagabond lord.” In the Edo period, it cost an absolute fortune for a lord to transfer from one fief to another, and if the shogunate reduced their stipend as well, numerous samurai had to be released from service and rendered masterless, making it a cruel fate for all involved. The strain of these repeated relocations takes its toll on Matsudaira, and after he passes away, his mantle is inherited by the ineffectual, paralyzingly shy, and generally wet-behind-the-ears Shunnosuke Katagiri. To make matters worse, he has picked up a few derisive nicknames of his own, such as “snail” and “shut-in samurai.” Shunnosuke is forced to take on a task that no one else wants, and if he puts one foot wrong, he could be ordered to commit ritual suicide. He seeks the aid of his childhood friend Takamura, as well as the advice of Oran, the beautiful but headstrong daughter of a former magistrate in charge of relocation, and makes a desperate attempt to survive his seemingly hopeless predicament with no manpower, no money, and no experience... Will Shunnosuke’s outlandish schemes, inspired by intelligence, ingenuity, and irrationality, succeed in getting him and his people from the Himeji domain in Harima province to Hita in Bungo (now Oita Prefecture), thousands of kilometers away?
When I get home, My wife always pretends to be dead
Language : Japanese
Subtitle : English
Jun returns home one night after a hard day to find his wife, Chie, collapsed near the door in a pool of blood. Panicking, he rushes to her side, but then notices a bottle of ketchup nearby. “Tee-hee-hee”, Chie giggles in a feigned unconscious state. “Did I scare ya?” When Jun, relieved, demands a reason for her foolishness, Chie can only laugh teasingly. And so it begins. From that point on, every time Jun returns home, he finds her “dead” by different and increasingly outlandish causes. Jun begins to worry when she never really gives him a reason. Is she bored? Sad? Is it a cry for help?
Screen capture / Flash the write-up with your mobile phone of the Japan Film Festival 2019 featured in Aforadio website to win screening passes.
- Present the snapshot of the write-up from mobile and redeem two (2) JFF‘19 complimentary passes. 29th August 2019 ( Thursday) 11:00am onwards at GSC Mid Valley Megamall (e-Payment Collection Counter).
- Redemption is on first-come, first-served basis.
- TWO (2) passes per snapshot of the write up.
- TWO (2) passes per person while stock last.
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