This video was created in partnership with Japanese Film Festival Australia. The festival will tour nationally from October – December 2019. For more information, visit the festival website.


From Okinawa to Hakodate, we look at a few films from this year’s Japanese Film Festival Australia that have maximised location to emphasise emotion, build character interiority and highlight everyday life in different Japanese cities.



Editing: Julian Tay


Films Used:

  • And Your Bird Can Sing (2018, dir. Sho Miyake)
  • Blue Hour (2019, dir. Yuko Hakota)
  • Born Bone Born (2018, dir. Toshiyuki Teruya)
  • Little Love Song (2019, dir. Kojiro Hashimoto)
  • NOISE (2018, dir. Yusaku Matsumoto)
  • Riding Uphill (2018, dir. Kan Eguchi)


Music Used:
Produced by Hi’Spec