Like a blink of an eye, the year is already almost over!
JPF Sydney is beginning to wind down for the year, especially after the successful 16th Japanese Film Festival where we welcomed several big name guests such as Director Masayuki Suo and his wife Actress Tamiyo Kusakari (pictured), Director Miwa Nishikawa, Producer Noriko Nishiguchi and Director Kenji Uchida – all very talented and beautiful people we had the privilege to host and meet. You can catch all the action on our facebook page.
In addition to the plethora of guests, this year was super exciting as the majority of films we screened are ones that were currently showing in Japan. Actually two titles in particular – Tug of War! and It’s a Beautiful Life – Irodori – were shown before it even hit Japan box offices with It’s a Beautiful Life – Irodori - being an international premiere! How amazing is that?!
So now, it’s quieting down, packing up and finalising for the year and planning ahead. With only a couple of weeks until 2012 is over, we look forward to celebrating Christmas, New Year and enjoying summer in Sydney. See you next year!