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  • The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam shares the delight of hosting Japanese Film Festival: Comedy 2012 from 25 October – 1 December 2012 in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Phan Thiet City.

    Japanese, businessmen in particular, are believed in overseas to be very serious and relatively weak in telling witty jokes to foreigners. In an extreme case, some even believe Japanese look like Noh masks with never showing any emotional expressions on faces. But of course, we tell jokes to each other, laughing at comical dramas on TV, on stage, and on film. In short, our senses of humors are packed and enriched in various cultural products including films.

    In this year’s Japanese Film Festival, we introduce the diversity of comedy in hope to share our laughs and smiles with Vietnamese audience. 8 popular and smash-hit films all made in 2000s are carefully selected to showcase the variety of comical senses in Japanese film.

    All films will be screened with both English and Vietnamese sub-titles (English sub-titles and Vietnamese voice-over in HCMC and Phan Thiet). Admission is free but the audience is advised to obtain the free tickets in advance in Hanoi. In Phan Thiet and HCMC, no tickets are required. First-come, first-served. For more information, please contact us at 04-3944-7419 or access our website at www.jpf.org.vn

    ■ Film Festival Information:

    Hanoi 

    WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TICKETS IN HANOI. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE

    [Duration] Thursday 25 October – Sunday 4 November 2012
    [Venue] National Cinema Center (87 Lang Ha, Ba Dinh, Hanoi)
    [Ticket distribution] Starts from 14:00 on Friday 19 October 2012
    The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam[Opening hours: 09:30 -12:00/13:30-17:30 on weekdays,09:30-11:30/12:30-18:00 on Saturdays, closed on Sundays]

    Phan Thiet 

    [Duration] Friday 16 November – Sunday 18 November 2012
    [Venue] 19/4 Cinema (30 Nguyen Du, Phan Thiet City)
    [Ticket distribution] Free admission, no tickets are required

    Ho Chi Minh City

    [Duration] Saturday 24 November – Saturday 1 December 2012
    [Venue] Dong Da Cinema (890 Tran Hung Dao, Ward 7, District 5, HCMC)
    [Ticket distribution] Free admission, no tickets are required

    Remarks

    In Hanoi: All films are in Japanese with subtitles in both Vietnamese and English. There is only 1 exception for Vietnamese children: “Summer Days with Coo” will have Vietnamese voice-over on Saturday 27 October at 9:15 am and on Saturday 3 November at 9:15 am.

    In Phan Thiet and HCMC: All films are in Japanese with English subtitles and Vietnamese voice-over.

    Film List & Screening Schedule:

    Click on the pictures for more information and the links below for screening schedules.

    Ha Noi schedule
    Phan Thiet schedule
    HCMC schedule

    ©2011 CANNONBALL WEDLOCK Film Committee

    Cannonball Wedlock
    (2011/dir. Koji Maeda) 

    Screenings:
    Ha Noi: 27.10 – 15:00 / 31.10 – 20:00 / 3.11 – 17:00
    Phan Thiet: 18.11 – 19:00
    HCMC:26.11 – 15:30 / 1.12 – 15:30

    ©2010 A GOOD HUSBAND Film Committee

    A Good Husband
    (2010/dir. Isao Yukisada) 

    Screenings: Ha Noi: 27.10 – 19:00 / 29.10 – 20:00 / 2.11 – 19:30 Phan Thiet: 16.11 – 15:30

    HCMC:27.11 – 15:30 / 30.11 – 13:00

©2010″Permanent Nobara” Film Partners

Permanent Nobara
(2010/dir. Daihachi Yoshida) 

Screenings: Ha Noi: 26.10 – 17:30 / 28.10 – 17:00 / 3.11., 19:00 Phan Thiet: 18.11 – 14:00

HCMC:26.11 – 13:00 / 29.11 – 15:30

©2009 “THE CHEF OF SOUTH POLAR” Film Partners

The Chef of South Polar
(2009/dir. Shuichi Okita) 

Screenings: Ha Noi: 26.10., 19:30 / 28.10., 19:00 / 4.11., 9:15 Phan Thiet: 16.11., 15:30

HCMC:25.11., 13:00 / 29.11., 13:00

©2008 CINE QUA NON/HAPPINET/KADOKAWA PICTURES

Double Trouble
(2008/dir. Joji Matsuoka) 

Screenings: Ha Noi: 25.10 – 19:00 / 28.10 – 15:00 / 4.11 – 17:30 Phan Thiet: 17.11 – 19:00

HCMC: 24.11 – 18:00 / 28.11 – 15:30

©2007 Masao Kogure/Summer Days with Coo Committee

Summer Days With Coo
(2007/dir. Keiichi Hara) 

Screenings: Ha Noi: 27.10 – 9:15 (voice-over) / 28.10 – 9:15 / 3.11 – 9:15 (voice-over) Phan Thiet: 17.11 – 14:00

HCMC: 24.11 -15:30 / 25.11 – 15:30

©2004 MIND GAME Project

Mind Game
(2004/dir. Masaaki Yuasa) 

Screenings: Ha Noi:27.10 – 17:00 / 1.11 – 20:00 / 3.11 – 15:00 Phan Thiet: 18.11 – 09:00

HCMC: 27.11 – 13:00 / 1.12 – 13:00

©2010 HUSH Film Committee

Hush!
(2001/dir. Ryosuke Hashiguchi) 

Screenings: Ha Noi: 30.10., 20:00 / 2.11., 17:00 / 4.11., 15:00 Phan Thiet: 17.11., 13:30

HCMC:28.11., 13:00 / 30.11., 15:30

For more information please download press release:

Vietnamese

English

For inquiries on the film festival and PR materials, please contact at: 

Ms. Huong (Ext. 106) / Ms. Trang (Ext. 135) / Mr. Yoshioka (0123-384-4138)

The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam

27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam       TEL 04-3944-7419    www.jpf.org.vn