The Royal Film Commission - Jordan in cooperation with
The Embassy of Japan in Jordan
invites you to attend the 8th edition of
“Japanese Film Days”
From Monday 1st until Thursday 4th of October 2018 at 8:00 PM
The Royal Film Commission – Jordan, Jebel Amman, 1st Circle, 5 Omar Bin Khattab St.
Monday 1 October
Tremble All You Want
Akiko Ohku, 117 min, Drama, Japanese with English subtitles, 2017
(c)2017 "TREMBLE ALL YOU WANT" Production Committee
Yoshika, a 24-year old office clerk, is in her tenth year of unrequited love for Ichimiya (‘Ichi’, or ‘One’), a fellow student in middle school. Now ‘Two’, a persistent fellow worker, asks her out. As no one has ever done this before, she is pleased, but their relationship does not seem to catch fire. This cannot be said for the futon in her apartment, which bursts into flame from contact with an electric heater. The fire is extinguished, but her brush with death makes her determined to see the Ichi again. She sets to work organizing a reunion of classmates who by large don’t remember her at all. Obsessed with her imaginary ‘One’, and timid with regard to the real ‘Two’, Yoshika struggles to find herself, torn between fantasy and reality, and between what she really wants and what she really doesn’t.
Tuesday 2 October
Let's Go, JETS!
Hayato Kawai, 121 min, Drama/ Comedy, Japanese with English subtitles, 2017
(c)2017 Let's Go JETS! Film Partners
Hikari Tomonaga enrolls at Fukui Chuo High School and joins its cheer dance club for the sole reason of cheering on a boy she has known from their junior high days. However, the club’s coach, female teacher Kaoruko Saotome, is a harsh and no-nonsense task master who suddenly declares: “Our aim is to become U.S. champions! No fringes or boyfriends allowed!” As older students quickly quit the club, the presence of Hikari’s teammate, Ayano, encourages her to decide to stick with cheer dance for the time being. Will the club achieve its goal of becoming U.S. champions? These ordinary schoolgirls set off on a long journey toward making their dream a reality.
The film has won the “Newcomer of the Year” at the Awards of the Japanese Academy.
Wednesday 3 October
Natsuki Seta, 118 min, Drama/ Family, Japanese with English subtitles, 2016
(c)2017 HONDA PROMOTION BAUS
Haru, a high school girl, is looking for Sachiko, a woman mentioned in a letter she found in her late father’s belongings. Sachiko appears to have been his old girlfriend.
Currently living at Sachiko's address is Jun, a female university student who becomes interested in Haru's cause, and together they start to search for Sachiko. When the two girls locate Sachiko's house, they meet her grandson, Tokio, who tells them that his grandmother, Sachiko, passed away just recently.
Later, Tokio finds a reel-to-reel tape in Sachiko's belongings. Apparently, Shinpei and Sachiko used to play music together, and the tape contains a song sung by the couple. However, the tape is damaged and they cannot hear the song to the end. Tokio, Haru, and Jun decide to complete the song themselves; a grandson and a daughter trying to finish a song that a grandmother and a father left unfinished.
Thursday 4 October
Masaya Ozaki, 106 min, Romance, Japanese with English subtitles, 2017
(c) QUAIL FILM
Mami rarely leaves home since she dropped out from middle school. She has been escaping reality by immersing herself in copying her favorite manga and illustrations in her room full of books and comics. Her father, Eisuke, worries a lot about her ever since he divorced her mother. One day, Eisuke finds Mami a part-time job as a video game tester to find and report bugs in the company’s products. She accepts, thinking she can stay isolated from other people, until her colleague, Ryotaro, finds out her talent for drawing pictures.
By getting involved with new people and society, Mami tries to step out into a new world, but after years of mimicking other people’s works, she is unable to create something of her own…
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