Japanese films in the capital
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
‘Always: Sunset on the Third Street’ is one of the films in the festival lineup.Organized by the Japanese Embassy in Turkey, the Japan Foundation and the Goethe Institute in Ankara, the 11th Ankara Japanese Films Festival opened Feb. 26 at the Goethe Institute. The festival will continue until March 1, celebrating the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Turkey.
“Two different cinema projects are underway; one is about the sinking of the Ottoman Ertuğrul frigate and the other focuses on the evacuating of Japanese tourists from the Tehran Airport during the Iran-Iraq war in 1985,” said Japanese Ambassador to Turkey, Yutaka Yokoi.
Among the films at the festival include animations “Miyori in the Sacred Forest” by Nizo Yamamato; Makako Shinkai’s “Voices of a Distant Star,” “5 Centimeters Per Second,” and “The Place Promised in Our Early.”
Others include “Zen” by Banmei Takahashi; “Always: Sunset on the Third Street” by Takashi Yamazaki; Hirokazu Koreeda’s drama, “Like Father, like Son;” and “Bread of Happiness, by Yukiko Mishim.