Since its inception in 1997, the Eiga Sai film festival, annually staged by Japan Foundation and the Embassy of Japan, has been more than a showcase of films that highlight Japan’s culture and national identity—it’s also a unique cradle for filmmakers who have helped propel Japan’s cinematic evolution.
The grand opening for the 20th Eiga Sai is at 7:30 tonight at Shangri-La Plaza Cineplex, Edsa, Mandaluyong.
The spotlight is on animé and manga when Eiga Sai, the yearly Japan film festival in Manila, opens July 1 with the screening of an award-winning, manga-based animated film at
HARUKI Murakami and Banana Yoshimoto are familiar names in Japanese contemporary writing to Filipinos and the West, more familiar perhaps to the younger generations nowadays than, say, the modern writers
The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) celebrates the 40th anniversary of Asean-Japan Friendship and Cooperation with the production, “The Restaurant of Many Orders,” by the Koike Hiroshi Bridge Project, on Oct. 16, 8 p.m., at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City.