Five Japanese films are set to screen during the Nihonggo Fiesta 2014 on February 22 and 23 at the Premiere Theater (6th Level) and Cinema 1 of the Shang Cineplex.
The five films, 4 of them are anime, are as follows:
HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE
February 22 – 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:00 PM – Shang Cineplex, Premiere Theater
When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
February 23 – 2:00 PM – Shang Cineplex, Cinema 1
When eleven-year-old Wataru is told he can change his destiny by entering a magic gateway into another world, he jumps at the chance. But on his quest to find the Tower of Fortune and be granted any wish, he must conjure up all his bravery to battle a world of demons, his own friends and ultimately himself.
KING OF THORN
February 23 – 4:30 PM – Shang Cineplex, Cinema 1
A virus begins to grip the Earth’s population and a group of hopeful survivors are cryogenically frozen in attempt to find a cure. But when the group awakens they are flung into a horrifying situation.
THE VOICES OF A DISTANT STAR (Hoshi no Koe)
February 23 – 1:00 PM – Shang Cineplex, Cinema 1
The love of Japanese high school students Mikako Nagamine and Noboru Tera is tested when Mikako is sent to fight aliens in a distant universe and voice mails to and from Earth become months to years in transmission.
February 22 & 23, 7:00 PM & – Shang Cineplex, Cinema 1
Prior to an exhibition for a small company of their new robot, the robot is destroyed. With only a week left employees decide to put a man in a robot suit and take the stage ….
Nihongo Fiesta 2014 will also feature the 41st Nihongo Speech Contest and 6th Quiz Bee – Nihongo for High School Students on February 22, 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM, respectively at Cinema 1 of the Shang Cineplex. The event is free admission.
For details and inquiries, please contact the Japan Foundation, Manila at (02) 811-6155 to 58; firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.jfmo.org.ph/ and www.facebook.com/jfmanila. Nihongo Fiesta is the yearly event that showcases Japanese language, arts and culture through events like the speech contest, quiz bee and film screenings.