MFA Film is thrilled to present a vibrant new annual festival showcasing the very best recent films produced in Japan. This year’s lineup includes the live-action manga adaptation Blade of the Immortal (2017), the 100th feature film from provocative and prolific director Takashi Miike, and the timely documentary Resistance at Tule Lake (2017), which chronicles a 1943 uprising at a Japanese concentration camp in California. The festival kicks off on February 1 with a free screening of the anime Your Name (2016), a film with gorgeous imagery and deep emotional resonance that quickly became one of the most popular films of all time in Japan. For these stories and more, join us at the first ever Boston Festival of Films from Japan—made possible through a 10-year partnership with UNIQLO USA.


In This Series

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Opening Night: Your Name (Sold Out)
February 1, 2018
7:30 pm9:35 pm

Directed by Makoto Shinkai (Japan, 2016, 107 min.). Digital.

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Tokyo Idols
February 2, 2018
6:00 pm7:35 pm

Directed by Kiyoko Miyake (Japan/UK/Canada, 2017, 90 min.). Digital.

February 2018 Film

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Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High
February 3, 2018
3:00 pm5:05 pm

Directed by Akira Nagai (Japan, 2017, 118 min.). Digital.

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Jellyfish Eyes
February 4, 2018
11:00 am12:45 pm

Directed by Takashi Murakami (Japan, 2013, 101 min.). Digital.

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Resistance at Tule Lake
February 4, 2018
1:30 pm2:55 pm

Directed by Konrad Aderer (USA, 2017, 78 min.). Digital.

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Rage
February 7, 2018
5:00 pm7:30 pm

Directed by Lee Sang-il (Japan, 2016, 142 min.). Digital.

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Your Name (Sold Out)
February 7, 2018
8:00 pm10:05 pm

Directed by Makoto Shinkai (Japan, 2016, 107 min.). Digital.

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Resistance at Tule Lake
February 8, 2018
6:00 pm7:25 pm

Directed by Konrad Aderer (USA, 2017, 78 min.). Digital.

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Tokyo Idols
February 8, 2018
8:00 pm9:35 pm

Directed by Kiyoko Miyake (Japan/UK/Canada, 2017, 90 min.). Digital.

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Harmonium
February 9, 2018
5:30 pm7:30 pm

Directed by Kōji Fukada (Japan, 2016, 118 min.). Digital.

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Blade of the Immortal
February 9, 2018
8:00 pm10:25 pm

Directed by Takashi Miike (Japan, 2017, 151 min.). Digital.

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Harmonium
February 11, 2018
3:00 pm5:05 pm

Directed by Kōji Fukada (Japan, 2016, 118 min.). Digital.

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This Japanese Program at the MFA is generously supported by a 10-year partnership with UNIQLO USA.