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Japanese Movies @ SGIFF 2015

Wednesday, 02 December 2015


© Scene from the movie Happy Hour


As part of the 26th Singapore International Film Festival SGIFF, 5 Japanese films will be screened as part of the festival which will be held from 26th November to 6th December. Out of the 5 films, “The Ark In the Mirage”, “Happy Hour” and “THAT'S IT” are part of monthly JCC movie screening organized by The Embassy of Japan in Singapore, Japan Creative Centre (JCC).



JCC Cinema 40: Happy Hour

Synopsis:  Happy Hour offers an intimate gaze into a close group of friends - Jun, Akari, Sakurako and Fumi – as they pass through the joys and tribulations that mid-life offers up to them. When Jun announces that she is seeking a divorce, the status quo of their friendship is shaken and each individual must confront the weight of repressed feelings in their own lives.


Each scene unfolds at its own course, almost in real time, allowing the delicate intricacies of communication to gently come to the fore, such that each encounter and passing event is endowed with rising emotional currents and complexities that are illuminated simply with unparalleled realism. Its moments of frank expression that cut through the veneer of civility and politeness are none other than revelatory



Date: Thursday, 3rd December 2015

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: The Projector

Address: 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, 199589

Ticketing: http://booking.sistic.com.sg/SisticWebApp/Booking.do?contentCode=siff2015



© Scene from the movie THAT'S IT 



JCC Cinema 41: THAT'S IT

Synopsis: Samao Daikoku is an orphan on the streets. However, his past catches up with him when he decides to reclaim his birth certificate. A valuable form of identity used for almost everything in Japan, the birth certificate is key to Samao’s chance at gaining a normal life. However his identity, along with many others, are held by a gang that Samao angers when he steals a hard drive. Beaten and tortured to reveal the hard drive’s location and its contents, Samao teams up with a similarly forlorn girl, Ami Nanmu, and the city’s other lowlifes to defeat the head of the gang and return peace to the streets once and for all.


Director Gakuryu Ishii’s singular form of cinematic frenzy, informed by his immersion in Japan’s Punk Rock circuits that has brought him cult acclaim, rings strongly in this new feature, where adrenaline overpowers narrative cohesion.



Date: Saturday, 5th December 2015

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: The Shaw Theatres LIDO

Address: 350, Orchard Road, 5th/6th Floor, Shaw House, Singapore 238868

Ticketing: http://booking.sistic.com.sg/SisticWebApp/Booking.do?contentCode=siff2015



More information can be found at http://sgiff.com.




Source: JCC and Singapore International Film Festival


Photos: © Scene from the movie Happy HourPosted by Admin in Entertainment on 02 Dec 2015


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