The highly anticipated Japanese Film Festival (JFF) returns to Kuching and Malaysia after over a year-long hiatus and will continue to provide film lovers with the best of Japanese films at selected Golden Screen Cinemas nationwide, from 6 to 23 January 2022.

Showcasing new and acclaimed Japanese films from various genres, this year’s film screening will satisfy the cinematic cravings of those disappointed by the cancellation of JFF 2020, and welcome newcomers to experience the charms of the Japanese cinema.

Initially planned for a September 2021 launch, the event was brought forward to January 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A selection of 13 films will be shown during this month-long celebration with four films released in 2021, “It’s a Summer Film!” directed by MATSUMOTO Soushi, “Liar x Liar” by director YAKUMO Saiji, thriller “The Night Beyond The Tricornered Window” by MIROGAKI Yukihiro, and “Moonlight Shadow” directed by Malaysian film director Edmund Yeo headlining the movie list.

Japanese Film Festival Kuching screening dates

For Kuching specifically, the Japanese Film Festival will be from 20 – 23 January 2022. Other locations for the JFF are listed below.

  • Screening in Klang Valley: 6 – 12 January 2022
  • Screening in Penang & Johor Bahru: 13 – 16 January 2022
  • Screening in Kuching and Kota Kinabalu: 20 – 23 January 2022

All films presented will be in Japanese with English subtitles.

Festival goers will also be able to enjoy the festival and collect rewards along the way.

A complete listing of JFF film synopses, showtimes, and general information is available at and


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