by Chris MaGee
Here just a quick heads up about how the month of November will be a banner month for fans of Japanese film around the world... okay, in Paris and Sydney, but still.
Next month two Japanese film festivals will be taking place. First up is the Kinotayo Festival du Film Japonais Contemporain will be bringing such films as Takashi Miike's "Yatterman", Satoshi Miike's "Instant Swamp", Yoshihiro Nakamura's "Two in Track Suits" and Shinobu Yaguchi's "Happy Flight" amongst others to the Plusieurs villes en Ile-de-France in Paris between November 17th to 28th (click here for the full festival line-up and details).
Meanwhile way over on the other side of the planet the 13th annual Japanese Film Festival will be taking place in Sydney between November 24th to December 4th at the Event Cinemas, George Street. With a little bit of help from the folks at the Japan Foundation office Sydney festival guests can look forward to screenings of Shuichi Okita's "The Chef of the South Pole", Toshio Lee's "Detroit Metal City", Kazuaki Kiriya's "Goemon" and Ryosuke Hashiguchi's "All Around Us" plus much, much more. (check out the JFF line-up and get additional details about the fest here.
So Parisian or a native of Sydney, either way you have some great films heading your way. Get out and support your local festivals!