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All the films you can catch at the 2017 Japanese Film Festival

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By Su Fen Tan

All the films you can catch at the 2017 Japanese Film Festival

This 7 September to 1 October, the Japanese Film Festival returns for its 14th edition, bringing some of the best films from Japan to our shores for the first time. Blank 13, for example, will be making its Southeast Asian debut at the festival. It is quite the special treat for Malaysians, as the film will only be released in Japan in February next year.


From heartwarming dramas and eye-opening documentaries, to comedies and manga adaptations, there is something for everyone. Find out which 14 films you’ll be able to catch at the Japanese Film Festival here:

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(If you’re on your mobile device, view this page in desktop version to read the film plots in the gallery above.)


Partnered with GSC Cinemas, the festival will begin in the Klang Valley, showing at Mid Valley, 1 Utama, Pavilion KL and Nu Sentral from 7 to 13 September, before moving on to Gurney Plaza in Penang for the dates of 14 to 17 September. The nationwide tour will wrap up in East Malaysia, covering cities in both states—CityONE Megamall in Kuching from 21 to 24 September, and Kota Kinabalu’s Suria Sabah from 29 September to 2 October.


All films will be presented with English subtitles. Tickets can be purchased at the GSC box office or at For more information, visit


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