Double Feature Saturday And Your Bird Can Sing Sea of Revival


JFLA provides high quality Japanese film screening at JFLA Auditorium (5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036) 

Free to attend. Reservation is not required.
Visitors aged 5 and older will be required to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within two days of entry if a PCR test, or one day if an antigen test. Unvaccinated visitors with negative COVID-19 test results are required to wear a face mask.  Visitors 18 and older are also required to show a valid photo ID to enter the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles.

*Seating is on a first come first serve basis and subject to capacity. Please arrive early for best seating.

Street Parking is available. (We do not validate parking)


Double Feature Saturday @JFLA!

3/5/2022@ 1PM

And Your Bird Can Sing

(106mins, 2018)
Directed by Sho Miyake



Film adaptation of solitary author Sato Yasushi's coming-of-age novel. With the setting moved from Tokyo to Hakodate, young talented actors including Emoto Tasuku, Ishibashi Shizuka and Sometani Shota deliver vivid performances. Directed by the cutting-edge Miyake Sho.


The main character, « Me » (Tasuku Emoto), works in a bookshop in the suburb of a town in the north of Japan. He shares a flat with a friend named Shizuo (Shota Sometani). Sachiko (Shizuka Ishibashi) is « Me »’ s colleague from the bookshop. She is in a relationship with an older man, the manager of the bookshop, but feels attracted to « Me » and leave the manager. When Shizuo meets Sachiko, he too starts to like her... Depicted like a breeze in the heat of Summer, the relationship between these three young Japanese is built on a delicate balance of love and friendship.


In Japanese with English subtitles

Click Here to Watch the Trailer (Japanese Only. No Sub.)


3/5/2022@ 3:30PM

Sea of Revival

(124mins, 2019)
Directed by Kazuya Shiraishi


©2018 "Sea of Revival" Film Partners

An original film from director Kazuya Shiraishi who has continued to make films blending violence and insanity such as The Devil's Path and The Blood of Wolves among others. This shocking story scrutinizes the despair of a foolish man who has bumbled through life and what happens afterward.

Ikuo (Shingo Katori) spends his days doing nothing. He plans to get a fresh start on life with his girlfriend Ayumi (Naomi Nishida) and her daughter Minami (Yuri Tsunematsu) in Ishinomaki, Ayumi's hometown. Ikuo is able to regain a tranquil life, but one night Ayumi is murdered by someone. One after the other, dreadful circumstance swoop upon Ikuo driving him to give in to despair.


In Japanese with English subtitles

Click Here to Watch the Trailer

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