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Starting on February 14, the two-week festival will play 20 globally popular Japanese films of various genres and styles to commemorate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and India.
The festival's curation is based on the concept of 'Journey,' and 20 films have been carefully chosen to illustrate the various parts of this theme.
"The popularity of Japanese material has been noticeably expanding in the Indian landscape, which has been further encouraged by a rise in online content consumption in the current context," said Koji Sato, Director General, Japan Foundation, New Delhi, in response to the news.
"It was a difficult decision to make, but the virtual platform will help us reach a larger audience while also ensuring the safety of our followers. With the online platform, we are optimistic that the festival will be a success and that our loyal audience will be able to enjoy the same magic and enthusiasm as previously "He went on to say.
'It's a Summer Film,' 'Mio's Cookbook,' 'Masked Ward,' 'Under the Open Sky,' 'Awake,' 'Aristocrats,' 'Time of Eve,' 'Ito, 'Patema Inverted,' 'Sumodo - The Successors of Samurai,' 'The God of Ramen,' 'Rashomon.
(Keywords: Japanese Film Festival 2022 , online, February 14, Journey, Koji Sato, Director General, Japan Foundation, New Delhi)