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Japanese Film Festival 2009 concludes its national tour in Dublin this weekend
Come and watch "Kamikaze Girls" in costume at the Cosplay Photoshoot from 8pm on Friday November 20th in Cineworld.
The Japanese Film Festival 2009 will concludes its national tour in Cineworld, Dublin this weekend, on Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November.
The Japanese Ambassador H.E. Mr Toshinao Urabe will officially launch the Dublin leg of the festival in Cineworld on Thursday November 19th.
Over the course of the weekend an array of festival screenings and events will take place in Cineworld which aim to foster a deeper understanding of Japanese culture and society among Irish citizens and to strengthen the cultural ties between the two countries.
Friday November 20th:
The surprise winner of this year’s Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, Departures tells the touching story of a concert cellist who undergoes a transformation following the death of his father and the dissolution of his Tokyo orchestra.
8pm Cosplay Photoshoot/Competition
Come and watch "Kamikaze Girls" in costume!
Cosplay, short for "Costume Roleplay", is where people dress up in the costumes of specific characters, usually from Japanese popular fiction.
You can see other Kamikaze Girls Cosplay events from around the world here
From 8pm on Friday a Cosplay photoshoot will take place in Cineworld. Please come to the Japanese Film Festival desk when you arrive.
At 9pm a prize will be awarded to the best costume as voted by the audience just before the start of the Kamikaze Girls screening.
9pm Kamikaze Girls
A glorious blend of kitsch, grit, humor and uplift telling the picaresque story of an emotionally repressed teenager with an active fantasy life who learns to open herself up to frie
Saturday November 21st:
The latest animation from the award-winning Hayao Miyazaki, the director of Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle tells the tale of a unique little fish called Ponyo.
6pm Shall We Dance?
See the original Japanese version of Shall We Dance?, a beautifully subtle film, a million miles away from the Richard Gere/Jennifer Lopez American remake.
A second chance to see this Oscar winner.
Sunday November 22nd:
Another chance to see Miyazaki's highly creative take on the Hans Christian Andersen fable.
6pm A Stranger of Mine
This intriguing tale recounts three tragicomic stories are seen through the eyes of five different characters.
Ticket booking and information
Tickets may be purchased in advance using credit or Laser cards by contacting access>CINEMA on 01 679 4420.
Subject to availability tickets may also be purchased in cash at the festival desk which will be located in the foyer of Cineworld from 2pm on Nov 20th.
Tickets booked in advance by credit card can be collected from the festival desk in Cineworld from Nov 20 - Nov 22 between 14.00 and 20.30 daily.
Tickets are €8 full price or €6 concession (on production of valid ID).
Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged once your purchase has been confirmed.