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Japan Day Project @ Cannes

Thursday, 28 May 2015


(L-R) From the film "Journey to the Shore"; Actor: Tadanobu Asano, Actress: Eri Fukatsu, From the film "AN": Actor: Masatoshi Nagase and Director Naomi Kawase attended the Japan Day Project's KANPAI NIGHT Party during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2015 in Cannes, France.

(Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Japan Day Project)



Seven Japanese films were selected to screen at 2015 Cannes Film Festival. At the film festival, the Japan Day Project set up a Japan Pavilion and held various events and attractions, with Japan pulling off the strongest showing at Cannes Film Festival in Decade.


One highlight is the premiere of a 104-minute showreel of 47 of the latest Japanese films from 25 companies was filled with film industry professionals eager to get a look at Japan's current film scene. Japan's activities at Cannes culminated with "KANPAI NIGHT," an invite-only industry celebration held at Le Grand Hotel de Cannes, attracting 1,100 guests, including Japanese and Asian film stars and prominent industry figures.


The Japan Day Project, a new initiative designed to open the gates between Japan’s culture industries and the world, is honored to congratulate Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa on winning the Best Director Prize of Un Certain Regard for ‘Kishibe no Tabi’ (Journey to the Shore).


The project also creates forums and opportunities for international industry players and consumers to tap into Japan’s rich storehouse of creative capital. After Cannes, the Japan Day Project will host events in Paris. More information can be found www.japanday.jp.




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Photos: Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Japan Day ProjectPosted by Admin in News on 28 May 2015


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