On Sunday 10 April the Asian Film Festival turned its gaze to Japanese cinema. If there are seven titles of the country on the bill during the entire exhibition, five of these works were screened during this Japan Day. The initiative, which enjoys the patronage of the Japanese Cultural Institute in Rome (of which this year will mark the sixtieth anniversary), has included in the program, starting from 2.00 pm, the films Somebody’s Flowers by Yusuke Okuda, Tsuyukusa by Hideyuki Hirayama, Moonlight Shadow by Edmund Yeo, Hokusai by Hajime Hashimoto and In The Wake by Takahisa Zeze, all works in preview,
The screening at 7.15 pm was preceded by a brief greeting from the Director of the Japanese Institute in Rome, Amb. Masuo Nishibayashi.
The other 2 titles that represent Japan at the Festival are the two films by Miike Takashi: The Mole Song: Final (2021), which opened the show on April 7, and The Great Yokai War Guardians, screened on April 13 at 8.45pm. , after the festival awards ceremony.