Japanese film festival to be launched in Yangon

08:45, December 03, 2009      

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A Japanese film festival to strengthen the mutual friendship and boost cultural exchange between Japan and Myanmar will be launched in the two biggest cities of Yangon and Mandalay this month, according to the Japanese embassy here on Wednesday.

The four-day film festival will be held in Yangon's Thamada cinema from Dec. 10 to 13 and in Mandalay's Winlight cinema from Dec. 17 to 20 respectively, the sources said.

Four famous Japanese films, namely "Turn Over", "Blue", "Breathe in, Breath out" and "A Scene at the Sea" will be screened in the festival, it added.

Japanese film festival has been held annually in Myanmar since 2000, sponsored by the Japanese embassy in collaboration with the Japan Foundation.

Meanwhile, a ten-day 18th European film festival was held in Yangon last month in which European Commission join the event for the first time in addition to Britain, Italy, Germany and France.

With English subtitles, a number of famous films which include "One day in Europe", "Emma's Bliss", "Zo Zo", and "One Hundred", from Germany, "Jean De la Fontaine" and "Love is in the air" from France, "The Early Bird Catches The Worm", from Italy and "Becoming Jane" from Britain were introduced.

Source: Xinhua
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