JFF - JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL INDONESIA
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FILM LINEUP

JFF ONLINE 2024

  • Family
  • Drama
  • Biography

FATHER OF THE MILKY WAY RAILROAD

  • 2023
  • 128 min.
  • 13+
Director:
NARUSHIMA Izuru
Cast:
YAKUSHO Koji, SUDA Masaki, MORI Nana

The short life of MIYAZAWA Kenji, a nationally-renowned Japanese author, told from the perspective of his father. A moving family drama featuring two of Japan’s top actors YAKUSHO Koji and SUDA Masaki.

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Subtitle: English & Indonesia

  • Drama
  • Anime
  • Business

ANIME SUPREMACY!

  • 2022
  • 128 min.
  • 13+
Director:
YOSHINO Kohei
Cast:
YOSHIOKA Riho, NAKAMURA Tomoya, EMOTO Tasuku, ONO Machiko

A rookie female director goes to battle with a genius director coming out with his latest anime! Delightful story about the people putting their lives on the line to produce anime!

Subtitle: English & Indonesia

  • Drama
  • LGBTQ+

I am what I am

  • 2022
  • 104 min.
  • 17+
Director:
TAMADA Shinya
Cast:
MIURA Toko, MAEDA Atsuko, ITO Marika, KITAMURA Takumi

“Why can’t people understand that I’m happy and fulfilled even without any interest in romance?” A film that warmly follows a woman reflecting on how she wants to live and sheds light on new value systems. Featuring MIURA Toko of Drive My Car.

Subtitle: English & Indonesia

  • Drama
  • Art
  • Coming of Age

The Lines That Define Me

  • 2022
  • 106 min.
  • 13+
Director:
KOIZUMI Nori
Cast:
YOKOHAMA Ryusei, KIYOHARA Kaya, HOSODA Kanata, KAWAI Yuumi

A story of loss and rebirth as experienced by a young man in mourning, taken by the world of Sumi-e ink painting, which is known for rendering the natural world and life itself through shades of black and white.

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Subtitle: Japan, English, Indonesia

  • Family
  • Drama

The Lone Ume Tree

  • 2021
  • 77 min.
  • 13+
Director:
WAJIMA Kotaro
Cast:
KAGA Mariko, TSUKAJI Muga

A heartwarming and humanistic drama centered around an autistic son and his loving and aging mother, and the difficult realities that autistic people face in their communities.

Subtitle: English & Indonesia

  • Drama
  • Business
  • Mystery

KIBA: THE FANGS OF FICTION

  • 2021
  • 113 min.
  • 17+
Director:
YOSHIDA Daihachi
Cast:
OIZUMI Yo, MATSUOKA Mayu, SATO Koichi

In this surprise-filled, highly entertainmening drama, a charismatic male magazine editor-in-chief and a young female editor plot against each other to keep their magazines afloat.

Subtitle: English & Indonesia

  • Drama
  • Coming of Age
  • SF

Single8

  • 2023
  • 113 min.
  • 13+
Director:
KONAKA Kazuya
Cast:
UEMURA Yuu, TAKAISHI Akari

A raw coming-of-age story set in the 1970’s, about a group of high-schoolers, obsessed with Star Wars, who pick up an 8mm camera and attempt to make their own sci-fi film.

Subtitle: English & Indonesia

  • Drama
  • Road Movie
  • Sisterhood

My Broken Mariko

  • 2022
  • 85 min.
  • 17+
Director:
TANADA Yuki
Cast:
NAGANO Mei, Nao, KUBOTA Masataka

A woman heads to the sea, carrying her dead best friend Mariko’s bones. A story about a woman reflecting on her own life as she mourns for her best friend whose life was broken by men.

Subtitle: English & Indonesia

  • Food
  • Drama
  • Japanese Culture

The Zen Diary

  • 2022
  • 111 min.
  • 13+
Director:
NAKAE Yuji
Cast:
SAWADA Kenji, MATSU Takako

A writer lives alone in a mountain cottage. He makes Zen monastery food that he learned at a Zen monastery and enjoys the fruits of nature. A tale told throughout the beauty of four seasons and takes a deep look at what true wealth might actually be.

Subtitle: Japan, English, Indonesia

  • Food
  • Comedy
  • Drama

School Meals Time Graduation

  • 2022
  • 104 min.
  • 13+
Director:
AYABE Shinya
Cast:
ICHIHARA Hayato, TSUCHIMURA Kaho, SATO Taishi

A middle school teacher who loves school lunches competes with his student on who can make their school meals taste even better. A unique food comedy highlighting the importance of eating lunch together.

Subtitle: Japan, English, Indonesia

  • Action
  • Comedy
  • Coming of Age

Baby Assassins

  • 2021
  • 95 min.
  • 17+
Director:
SAKAMOTO Yugo
Cast:
TAKAISHI Akari, IZAWA Saori

A unique and powerful coming-of-age action comedy that follows two former high school girls who are also highly skilled assassins. While perfectly completing their missions, they both struggle to assimilate in regular society.

Subtitle: English & Indonesia

  • Horror

Japan Horror Film Competition
BEST WISHES TO ALL

  • 2023
  • 11 min.
  • 17+
Director:
SHIMOTSU Yuta
Cast:
-

A college student visits her grandparents’ house in the countryside. It has been a while and she relaxes into a warm welcome. When some noise is heard from the second floor, her grandmother freezes her movement. Is somebody up there? The second floor is dark and there shouldn’t be anybody there… The film vividly depicts the cruel reality that one person’s happiness is built on top of another person’s sacrifice. The film was the winner of the inaugural Japan Horror Film Competition. The director, SHIMOTSU Yuta later adapted this into a feature film, which won the Award for Best Asian Film at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea in 2023 and began its domestic theatrical release in January 2024.

Subtitle: English & Indonesia

  • horror

Japan Horror Film Competition
closet

  • 2023
  • 8 min.
  • 13+
Director:
NAKANO Hiroto
Cast:
-

A young man lives in an apartment by himself. One day, strange things begin to happen to his closet. The director, NAKANO Hiroto, who was a college student at the time, wanted to make a horror film that was relatable. The result is a new type of horror film that uses humor and presents the fears hidden in daily life. The film was shot, directed and edited by the director himself. Winner of the New Hope Award at the 1st Japan Horror Film Competition for the possibility of pioneering a new genre.

Subtitle: English & Indonesia

  • Horror

Japan Horror Film Competition
KARAKASA

  • 2023
  • 29 min.
  • 17+
Director:
YAMAMOTO Kenji
Cast:
-

Ayaka lives with roommates. One day, she is caught in the rain while waiting for her boyfriend when she happens upon an umbrella that had been thrown away. She picks it up but, after that, she is nowhere to be found. The umbrella, in fact, had a frightening story behind it… Inspired by an old Japanese tale about a supernatural or “yokai” umbrella, the film won the Occult Award, which was presented by a YouTube channel that focuses on the occult.

Subtitle: English & Indonesia

  • Horror

Japan Horror Film Competition
The Invitation

  • 2023
  • 13 min.
  • 17+
Director:
MIENO Hiroho
Cast:
-

One young female and one middle-aged male police officers head to a house after a neighbor reported a stench coming out of it. Once inside, they encounter a world beyond their imagination. The director, MIENO Hiroho, one of the awardees of the second edition of the Japan Horror Film Competition is an up-and-coming director to be watched.

Subtitle: English & Indonesia

  • Drama
  • Romance

We Made a Beautiful Bouquet

  • 2021
  • 124 min.
  • 17+
Director:
DOI Nobuhiro
Cast:
SUDA Masaki, ARIMURA Kasumi

Popular actors SUDA Masaki and ARIMURA Kasumi play two young people who passionately fall in love and spend an unforgettable, best five years of their lives together. A “100% relatable” love story that became a big hit in Japan

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Subtitle: English & Indonesia

  • Comedy
  • Business
  • Drama

WEDDING HIGH

  • 2022
  • 117 min.
  • 13+
Director:
OHKU Akiko
Cast:
SHINOHARA Ryoko, NAKAMURA Tomoya, SEKIMIZU Nagisa

An ensemble comedy set at a wedding where all the participants, including the bride and groom, wedding planner, invited guests, and even the bride's ex-boyfriend, bring their passionate feelings to the big day.

Subtitle: Japan, English, Indonesia

  • Comedy
  • romance
  • Drama

The Handsome Suit

  • 2008
  • 115 min.
  • 17+
Director:
HANABUSA Tsutomu
Cast:
TANIHARA Shosuke, TSUKAJI Muga, KITAGAWA Keiko

There is a suit that makes anybody who wears it handsome! A fantasy romantic comedy with a 1980s pop sensibility about a man, worried about his looks, living in a dream-like world.

Subtitle: English & Indonesia

  • Comedy
  • Period Drama

WE'RE BROKE, MY LORD!

  • 2023
  • 120 min.
  • 13+
Director:
MAEDA Tetsu
Cast:
KAMIKI Ryunosuke, SUGISAKI Hana, MATSUYAMA Kenichi

A samurai comedy about a young prince who runs around trying to rebuild his country’s financing. He must pay back the debt or be sentenced to a “hara-kiri” death!

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Subtitle: English & Indonesia

  • Anime
  • Classic

JUNGLE EMPEROR LEO aka KIMBA THE WHITE LION

  • 1966
  • 75 min.
  • All Ages
Director:
YAMAMOTO Eichi
Cast:
OTA Yoshiko, KATSUTA Hisashi

A work by the god of Japanese manga, TEZUKA Osamu. A story about Leo, a white lion who fights to protect the peace of the jungle. A monumental masterpiece that became the cornerstone of Japanese anime.

Subtitle: Japan, English, Indonesia

  • Documentary
  • Famil

I Go GaGa: Welcome Home, Mom

  • 2022
  • 101 min.
  • All Ages
Director:
NOBUTOMO Naoko
Cast:
NOBUTOMO Yoshinori, NOBUTOMO Fumiko, NOBUTOMO Naoko

A daughter films her nonagenarian father supporting her mother with dementia. The result is a heart-warming and moving documentary depicting a family amidst an extremely aging society.

Subtitle: English & Indonesia

  • Classic
  • Drama

TWENTY-FOUR EYES

  • 1954
  • 156 min.
  • 13+
Director:
KINOSHITA Keisuke
Cast:
TAKAMINE Hideko, TSUKIOKA Yumeji, RYU Chishu

A classic film that follows the fate of a female teacher who works on a small island and her twelve students who live through a time of war. Upon its release, the film moved people all over Japan to tears.

Subtitle: English & Indonesia

  • TV Drama
  • Business

Downtown Rocket

  • 2015
  • 10 Episodes
  • 13+
Director:
FUKUZAWA Katsuo
Cast:
ABE Hiroshi, TSUCHIYA Tao, TATEKAWA Dansyun

A man who once failed to develop a rocket engine takes over a small town factory and succeeds in creating a component that forms the basis of a rocket engine. In fact, it turns out that the technology is crucial to make rockets fly, and the factory finds itself at the mercy of some large corporations developing rockets. A moving story about a small factory president and his employees struggling to protect their company while maintaining their prides as engineers. The show is composed of two parts, Episodes 1 to 5 the “Rocket Segment,” that depict the fight over rocket parts and, Episodes 6 to 10 the “Gaudi Segment,” that deals with issues surrounding life.

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Subtitle: English & Indonesia

  • TV Drama
  • Business
  • Sports

RIKUOH

  • 2017
  • 10 Episodes
  • 13+
Director:
FUKUZAWA Katsuo
Cast:
YAKUSHO Koji, YAMAZAKI Kento, TAKEUCHI Ryoma

A story of a town factory that manufactures traditional Japanese footwear, “tabi” socks, and their new venture into the development of running shoes. This story, which follows a company president who overcomes numerous difficulties to develop the shoes, and his collaboration with a long-distance runner who faces a career crisis due to an injury, is an exhilarating drama about people who never give up. Starring YAKUSHO Koji, one ofJapan’s leading star actors in film and television and the winner of the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival for the film PERFECT DAYS. The role of the lead’s son is played by YAMAZAKI Kento of Netflix’s Alice in Borderland.

Subtitle: English & Indonesia