JAPANEMA

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.

Street Parking is available.

 

Double Feature Night

11/27/2019

@ 7PM
 

A Stop-motion Animated Short Film from Nankichi Niimi’s Masterpiece Children’s Story

GON, THE LITTLE FOX
(28mins, 2019)


Directed by Takeshi Yashiro


 

This stop-motion animated short film is one of the contenders for 2019 Academy Award. Original story from Nankichi Niimi’s masterpiece children’s story.

 

When Gon, a playful orphaned fox, finds that young Hyoju has lost his mother, he tries to comfort him and make amends for his own earlier mischiefs by secretly bringing small gifts to the boy every day. But Hyoju doesn't realize who is behind the anonymous gifts, and the two are headed for a heartbreaking climax.

 

*In Japanese with English subtitles

Click Here to Watch the Trailer

 

@ 7:30PM
 

Road Movie Won the Grand Prize of the Pia Film Festival 2018

Orphans' Blues
(89mins, 2018)

Directed by Riho Kudo

 

©2018 Pia Film Festiva

 

Winner of Pia Film Festival’s 2018 Grand Prize, director Riho Kudo’s debut is an arthouse drama marked by beautifully expressive cinematography and daring narrative experimentation.

 

Suffering from undiagnosed memory loss, Emma (Yukino Murakami) comes upon an elephant drawing by a childhood orphanage friend named Yang and goes off in search of him. Her wayward journey leads her to a group of outsiders whose lives are all revealed to be traumatically linked to the same missing person, including his brother Van (Takuro Kawakami). As she unlocks troubling secrets in the sweltering countryside, Emma’s memory simultaneously fades and her experiences become increasingly surreal.

 

*In Japanese with English subtitles

Click Here to Watch the Trailer