JFLA provides high quality Japanese film screening every second and fourth Wednesday, 7:00pm at JFLA Auditorium (5700 Wilshire Blvd, #100, Los Angeles, CA 90036) 

Free to attend. Reservation is not required.
*Seating is on a first come first serve basis and subject to capacity. Please arrive early for best seating.

We do not validate parking. Street Parking is available.


3/25/2020@ 7PM


Story of Struggle between Personal Freedom and Family Obligation

The Nikaidos' Fall

 (105mins, 2019)

Directed by
Ida Panahandeh



Latest film from the Nara International Film Festival's "NARAtive" film production project. Helmed by Ida Panahandeh, who won a special prize for promising new directors in the Un Certain Regard section at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. Naomi Kawase serves as executive producer.

After losing his son, Tatsuya (Masaya Kato) is anguished by the danger of his ancient family line coming to an end. His mother Haru (Kazuko Shirakawa) urges him to embark on a loveless second marriage, and meanwhile he secretly hopes that his daughter Yoshiko (Shizuka Ishibashi) will marry a husband willing to adopt the Nikaido name and follow in his footsteps.


In Japanese with English subtitles

Click Here to Watch the Trailer (No English Sub.)