Japanese Film Week 2018 Opens March 1

The Embassy of Japan in Bosnia said the 2018 Japanese Film Week will be organized March 1-4 at Sarajevo’s Meeting Point cinema, as part of the 34th Sarajevo Winter Festival.

Four recent Japanese films will be screened during the Film Week this year.


March 1, 20h: When the Curtain Rises (2015, 119′) directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro, is the story of high school students who are members of a performance group. When a new teacher with performance experience joins the school, she pushes the girls to become more ambitious and go for the national contest.

March 2, 20h: Round Trip Heart (2015, 97′) directed by Yuki Tanada, centers on 26-year-old Hachiko Hojo works as a train attendant on a Romance Car, but doesn’t have the self-confidence for a romance of her own. An encounter with a thief sends Hachiko on a journey to find her estranged mother and herself among the tourist attractions of Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture.

March 3, 20h: My love Story!! (2015, 105′) directed by Hayato Kawai, is the story of Gouda Takeo, a big guy with a heart just as big. Unfortunately, the girls are not interested in him and only want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa. Accepting the fact, Takeo is content with his single life. However, one day, after saving a girl named Yamato from a harasser, he unexpectedly turns his life around. and

March 4, 20h: Seto and Utsumi (2016, 75′) directed by Tatsushi Ohmori, is a series of segments in which two different and contrasting high school students share experiences in their young lives as they idle away the extra time on their hands. One is serious and the other is brash and their encounters with each other’s perspectives and others in town forms a moment in time that may be all too fleeting.

The Japanese Film Week 2018 will be opened by Akihito Teruuchi, Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of Japan. Admission to the screenings is free.

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