Two contemporary Japanese films were presented throughout the festival.
Japanese Film Festival
By Mariam Chanishvili
Tuesday, March 27
A comedy “Thermæ Romæ”, directed by Hedeky Takesuchi and "A Tale of Samurai Cooking - A True Love Story", director by Yudo Asaharain 2012 were screened both days.
Films were presented in Japanese with Georgia and English subtitles.
On March 24, before the screening, the Ambassador of Japan to Georgia, Tadaharu Uehara opened the ceremony and delivered a speech.
While discussing “Thermæ Romæ”, the Guardian referred to it as “another example of the scintillating oddities of the like only that country produces”.
A Tale of Samurai Cooking - A True Love Story" takes place in the Edo Period of Japan, an excellent cook marries the heir to a renowned cooking family. However, her husband is a terrible chef. With the help of her new mother-in-law, she begins to teach him the ways of the culinary arts.
The Embassy of Japan thanked the Georgian Film Academy for supporting this event.
The event as also supported by The Japan Foundation, which conducts programs in the three major areas of Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education Overseas, Japanese Studies and Intellectual Exchange.
Diplomatic relations between Georgia and Japan were established on August 3, 1992.