Five acclaimed movies of the modern Japanese cinema to be screened for the cinema lovers in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan during the annual Days of Japanese cinema started on March 24.
It‘s been twelve years since Days of Japanese cinema has been held in Tashkent.
For three days, the Uzbek capital will witness different events with famous film directors, actors and screenwriters.
The program of the Cinema festival started with the feature film “Bushido Sixteen” (directed by Tomoyuki Furumaya, 2010).
The director of Uzbek national cinema agency “Uzbekkino” Otabek Musayev and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan in the Republic of Uzbekistan Nobuaki Ito participated in the opening ceremony of the event emphasized the role of the festival in strengthening cultural and social relations between the countries.
The anime films “Miyori's Forest” (Nizo Yamamoto, 2007), “Chibi Maruko-chan” (Masaki Nishimura, 2006), "xxxHolic: A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Tsutomu Mizushima, 2005) and "The Garden of Words" (Makoto Shinkai, 2013) will be also screened in the framework of the Days of Japanese cinema.
The festival aims to acquaint visitors with the lifestyle, customs, traditional and modern culture of the Land of the Rising Sun, outlook and inner mind of Japanese youth.