‘Japan Film & Music Festival’ returns to India amidst a Cultural Evening by ‘Japan Foundation’


Festival takes place in Delhi from November 4-6, Mumbai from November 11-13, Chennai from November 25-27, Bengaluru from December 9-11

Japanese Film Festival will be held across cities in India to mark the 70th anniversary of glorious relations between India and Japan.

Speaking about the festival, Mr. Koji Sato, Director General, Japan Foundation, New Delhi said, “India-Japan ties go back to the 6th century when Buddhism was first introduced in Japan and since then, the two countries have shared a close relationship, encompassing not just trade and economic ties but also cultural exchange. In our contemporary culture, both music and films are shared and enjoyed by the wider public, making us feel much closer. In this memorable year of friendship, we are bringing India a true slice of Japanese entertainment; helping friends make happy moments and memories across the country.” “Your Name.” was not only a critical success but became the third highest grossing animated movie of all time, worldwide, with international box office collections in excess of $330 million. “Weathering With You,” the last film by Makoto Shinkai received critical and commercial success across the globe. It was Japan’s official entry to the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. It is also the first anime film to be commercially released in India. A large petition and a major twitter trend got Makoto Shinkai’s attention which subsequently led to the release of the film in India.

diplomatic relations between Japan and India. With the recent relaxation of border control measures between the two countries, I wish there will be more opportunities for the people of both countries to interact and understand each other’s culture. We look forward to a memorable year of friendship with India.”
Deepa Menon, Sr. Vice President, Corporate Communication, PVR Limited said, “We are delighted to be able to host the Japan film & music festival across the cities of India. PVR is ready to welcome all guests to the screening of some renowned Japanese films and recorded music concerts in India and we hope that everyone will have an exceptional PVR experience when they visit the premises. I encourage all to visit our website to check on the screening schedules and book their tickets.”

The dates and the venues for the festival will be as follows:

City delhi

Venue PVR Cinemas, Select CITYWALK

date November 4-6