Film

The Boston Festival of Films from Japan

February 1–28, 2019

MFA Film is thrilled to present a vibrant showcase of the very best recent films produced in Japan. Don’t miss Hirokazu Kore-eda’s poignant family drama Shoplifters, winner of the top prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival; and Masaaki Yuasa’s animated adventure The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl, about a college student whose fondness for fancy cocktails and rare books leads to a string of increasingly bizarre encounters. The festival opens with a free screening of Mari Okada’s breathtaking anime Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms, about an immortal girl who has the power to weave her thoughts and emotions into fabric. This annual celebration of Japanese filmmaking is made possible through a 10-year partnership with UNIQLO USA.

Ticket Packages

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In This Series

February 21, 2019
5:00 pm–7:10 pm

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan, 2017, 125 min.). Digital. In Japanese with English subtitles.

February 22, 2019
5:30 pm–7:35 pm

Directed by Akiko Ohku (Japan, 2017, 117 min.). Digital. In Japanese with English subtitles.

February 22, 2019
8:00 pm–9:40 pm

Directed by Masaaki Yuasa (Japan, 2017, 92 min.). Digital. In Japanese with English subtitles.

February 23, 2019
12:30 pm–2:20 pm

Directed by Masaharu Take (Japan, 2018, 110 min.). Digital. In Japanese with English subtitles.

February 23, 2019
3:00 pm–4:40 pm

Directed by Kaku Arakawa (Japan, 2018, 70 min.). Digital. In English and Japanese with English subtitles.

February 24, 2019
11:00 am–12:25 pm

Directed by Heather Lenz (USA, 2018, 76 min.). Digital. In English and Japanese with English subtitles.

February 24, 2019
3:00 pm–5:10 pm

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan, 2017, 125 min.). Digital. In Japanese with English subtitles.

February 28, 2019
4:00 pm–5:40 pm

Directed by Kaku Arakawa (Japan, 2018, 70 min.). Digital. In English and Japanese with English subtitles.

February 28, 2019
6:30 pm–9:35 pm

Directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi (Japan, 2017, 169 min.). Digital. In Japanese with English subtitles.

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