New Delhi [India], October 6 (ANI/NewsVoir): To commemorate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and India, the Japan Foundation, in association with the Embassy of Japan in India and PVR Cinemas (Venue Partner), will be organising the Japan Film & Music Festival across the four metro cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru. The festival will kickstart in Delhi from November 4-6, followed by Mumbai from November 11-13, Chennai from November 25-27 and Bengaluru from December 9-11. The tickets can be booked through PVR Cinemas, October 19 onwards.
The Japanese Film Festival (JFF), which was first held in 2016 across ASEAN countries and Australia, debuted in India in 2017 and returns this year after a three-year hiatus. This year’s festival is special edition and will feature ‘The World of RADWIMPS and Makoto Shinkai’. RADWIMPS is a famous Japanese rock band formed in 2001 and has been awarded the Japanese Academy Award for Best Original Score, for composing the soundtracks for record-breaking animated feature films like “Your Name.” and “Weathering With You,” Directed by world-renowned animator and filmmaker Makoto Shinkai. RADWIMPS is also composing the music for Makoto Shinkai’s upcoming movie “Suzume”, which is scheduled for release in Japan, on November 11.
Speaking about the festival, Koji Sato, Director General, Japan Foundation, New Delhi said, “India-Japan ties go back to the 6th century when Buddhism was first introduced in Japan and since then, the two countries have shared a close relationship, encompassing not just trade and economic ties but also cultural exchange.