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.
Street Parking is available.


4/25/2018@ 7PM

Despair Comes in Disguise with Loved One.


Before We Vanish  (129mins, 2017)

Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa



©2017 "Before We Vanish" Film Partners


In his twentieth film, acclaimed international film director Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse and Tokyo Sonata) reinvents the alien movie as a unique and profoundly human tale of love and mystery. Three aliens travel to Earth on a reconnaissance mission in preparation for a mass invasion. Having taken possession of human bodies, the visitors rob the hosts of their essence – good, evil, property, family, belonging – leaving only hollow shells, which are all but unrecognizable to their loved ones. Equally hilarious, thrilling, and profound, this film reminds audiences of the continued strength of one of Japanese cinema’s most unique auteurs – and the value of the human spirit.


*In Japanese with English subtitles


Click Here to Watch the Trailer