Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival 2019

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September 13th(Fri.) to 19th(Thu.) 2019



Special Feature on Japanese Films: “Looking at the ‘Family’ as Fragile and Breakable.”

We will be presenting a number of special features during our film festival, one of which is a special feature on Japanese films. Our special feature on Japanese films will present the following films:

For details on the films, click here!

“Maborosi” (1995/Japan) directed by Hirokazu Koreeda © TV MAN UNION, INC.

“Moving” (1993/ Japan) directed by Shinji Soumai ©Yomiuri Telecast Corporation. Story based on “Ohikkoshi” by Hiko Tanaka

“Tony Takitani” (2004/Japan) directed by Jun Ichikawa © 2005 Wilco Co., Ltd.

“HANA-BI” (1997/ Japan) directed by Takeshi Kitano
© 1997 Bandai Namco Arts Inc., TV Tokyo Corp., Tokyo FM Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Office Kitano Inc.

“All Around Us” (2008/Japan) directed by Ryosuke Hashiguchi
©2008 “Gururinokoto” Producers

These 5 titles were selected under our theme of “Family”.
In the words of our film festival director, Yasuhiro Hariki, “this special feature will focus on films which look at today’s Japanese family as something fragile, in an era after the collapse of Japan’s extended large family. The Japanese film masterpieces in our special feature will, through frames we call motion pictures, depict people who live their lives at a point where the notion of the family may be in the brink of collapse.”


“Maborosi”,Hirokazu Koreeda’s first feature film, is a stylish depiction of a funeral ceremony carried out in a quiet, tense atmosphere.

“Moving” is a “hidden” masterpiece by master film director Shinji Soumai.

“Tony Takitani”,directed by master film director Jun Ichikawa, is based on a story by Haruki Murakami.

“HANA-BI” by film director Takeshi Kitano is the winner of the Golden Lion Award from the Venice International Film Festival.

“All Around Us” directed by Ryosuke Hashiguchi, looks at its performers to bring out its masterly sublimity.

Every film in our special feature is a masterpiece. So please come and enjoy each and

every one of these films.


We will be updating and adding additional information to our lineup of films and events at all times. So do keep in touch by checking up on our additional film festival info on our web site!

Co-organized by
  • ASIA center
  • 芸術文化振興基金
Special Support
  • 西日本シティ銀行
  • 公益財団法人 西日本国際財団
  • 福岡地所株式会社
  • 株式会社福岡リアルティ
  • G-angle
  • LEVEL5
  • 九州電力
  • 福岡銀行
  • 西鉄
  • 西部ガス
  • JR九州
  • タマホーム
  • 正晃株式会社
  • 明治安田生命
  • NTT西日本
  • 東京海上日動
  • 福太郎
  • beyond2020

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