Festival sponsored by the Japan Film Society seeks to promote the art of Japanese film to American audiences
The 5th annual L.A. EigaFest film festival is coming to Los Angeles in September, and it will feature some 20 works including full-length theatrical films, short films, and animation from numerous Japanese artists.
The festival will open with a screening of Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (a 2014 film directed by Keishi Ohtomo) and conclude with a screening of Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen (a 2015 film directed by Takeshi Kitano).
Some of the other titles announced for the festival include:
- Princess Jellyfish (live-action, 2014), directed by Yasuhiro Kawamura.
- Biri Gal (2015), directed by Nobuhiro Doi.
- Tag (2015), directed by Sion Sono.
- The Case of Hana & Alice (2015), directed by Shunji Iwai.
- The Mourner (2015), directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi.
L.A. EigaFest runs from September 25 to September 27, 2015, at the L.A. LIVE - Regal Cinemas L.A. Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The film festival is sponsored by the Japan Film Society. For more information, please check out the official English language home page here.
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