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[Film Fest] Robinsons Movieworld’s Japan Movie Fest (Nov-Dec 2018)

November 16, 2018
Japan Movie Fest, Robinsons Movieworld

EIGA fever lives on this Yuletide season at Robinsons Movieworld with Japan Movie Fest!

I was browsing Facebook yesterday to check if the new Harry Potter movie was already out. Then I came across Robinsons Movieworld’s post about an upcoming “Japan Movie Fest”. There wasn’t much information so I reached out to our friends at the Japan Foundation, Manila.

Japan Movie Fest will feature five films of different genre in four selected Robinsons Movieworld branches from November 19 to December 1, 2018.

A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story 武士の献立

2013 | Rated G | 121 min
Maid Haru is a talented cook but stubborn, which leads her to divorce her husband after a year. However, she is asked by Kaga clan “kitchen samurai” Dennai to marry his son and heir Yasunobu, and works to remedy his lack of culinary skills. The film features meals made according to the Funaki family’s recipe collection “Ryori Mugonsho” and recreates the workings of samurai family kitchens at the time.

Terumae Romae テルマエ・ロマエ

2012 | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 108 min
In ancient Rome, architect Lucius is too rigid in his ways and unable to keep up with the fast changing times. Because of this, Lucius loses his job. A friend then takes Lucius to a bath house to cheer him up. There at the bath house, Lucius slips through a time portal and arrives at a bath house in present day Japan!

Nobody to Watch Over Me 誰も守ってくれない

2009 | Drama | 118 min
Focusing on the accused’s sister, bright-eyed high school student Saori, this deep thriller follows the suffering of the family of a teenage murderer and the struggles of Detective Katsuura ordered to protect them from the unwanted media onslaught and public scrutiny. In a deadly game of hide and seek, malicious netizens unsatisfied with the young suspect in custody expose the family’s personal information, as well as their every move.

Film Festivals, Awards: 2018 Montreal World Film Festival, Best Screenplay.

Mameshiba 幼獣マメシバ

2009 | Rated PG | 109 min

A touching story about a reclusive 32-year-old man, Jiro, who is out of work and lives at home with his parents. After tragedy hits the family, his mother runs away and leaves behind a six month old dog named Ichiro. Together with the cute bean sized Shiba-Inu, Jiro must venture outside to find his mother.

The film is a film adaptation of a popular TV series, and is the first of three sequels including one in 3D.

Pop in Q ポッピンQ

2016 | Animation | Rated PG | 95 min

The story begins the day before the graduation ceremony. Five middle school girls each are preoccupied with their real everyday lives. These girls meet each other in a fantasy world after being sent there through a sudden occurrence. There, they learn about the impending crisis that this world is facing. The way to avert this crisis is for the five to collaborate and bring their five hearts together as one through dance.

However, the five cannot come to love the world, and cannot tell their true feelings to one another, so their hearts are unable to unite. The time limit is fast approaching. Can the dance of the five girls save the world? And will they be able to graduate?

Japan Movie Fest Screening Schedule

Robinsons Metro East, PasigNov 19 / MonThermae Romae3:15 PM
A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story5:30 PM
Nov 20 / TuesNobody to Watch Over Me2:00 PM
Mameshiba4:00 PM
Robinsons Gen. Trias, CaviteNov 21 / WedThermae Romae2:00 PM
A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story4:00 PM
Nov 22 / ThursNobody to Watch Over Me2:00 PM
Mameshiba4:00 PM
Robinsons Starmills, PampangaNov 23 / FriThermae Romae2:00 PM
A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story4:00 PM
Nov 24 / SatNobody to Watch Over Me2:00 PM
Mameshiba4:00 PM
Robinsons Pavia, IloiloNov 30 / SatThermae Romae2:00 PM
A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story4:00 PM
Dec 1 / SunNobody to Watch Over Me2:00 PM
Mameshiba4:00 PM

All screenings are free (first-come, first-serve basis) and will be in Japanese language with English subtitles. The Japan Movie Fest is brought to us by the Japan Foundation, Manila, Robinsons Movieworld and Film Development Council of the Philippines. See you at the theaters! 🙂

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