Japanese films at Sydney Film Festival

Japanese films at Sydney Film Festival

A selection of Japanese films will be showing at this year’s Sydney Film Festival, which runs from 7-18 June 2017.

Ama-San

Ama-san

Ama-San

A lyrical introduction to the traditional world of Japan’s free-diving fisherwomen. A multiple award-winning documentary from Portuguese director Cláudia Varejão.

Sat 10 Jun 10:15 AM – Event Cinemas George Street
Tue 13 Jun 10:00 AM – State Theatre

Rage

Rage

Rage

An intriguing murder mystery, Rage cleverly delves into the lives of three suspects living amongst strangers in various parts of Japan.

Sun 11 Jun 8:45 PM – Event Cinemas George Street
Wed 14 Jun 6:15 PM – Dendy Newtown Cinema

Blade of the Immortal

The 100th film by Japanese master Takashi Miike (Audition, Hara-kiri: Death of a Samurai, SFF 2012) is an irreverent and gory samurai film about a skilled warrior who attains immortality.

Sat 17 Jun 8:45 PM – Event Cinemas George St
Sun 18 Jun 8:10 PM – Dendy Newtown

Essential Kurosawa: Selected by David Stratton

Sydney Film Festival 2017 will feature a retrospective of ten of the finest films made by one of cinema’s great directors, Akira Kurosawa.
Films include: The Hidden Fortress, High and Low, Living, Kagemusha, Mifune: The Last Samurai, Ran, Rashomon, Red Beard, Seven Samurai, The Throne of Blood, Yojimbo