The best of Japanese cinema: The Aki-No Festival begins Tuesday

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October 19, 2017 14:53

The highest-profile director whose work is featured in this year’s festival is Kiyoshi Kurosawa.

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Tel Aviv cinematheque

Tel Aviv cinematheque. (photo credit:DR. AVISHAI TEICHER/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

The Aki-No Festival for Japanese Cinema returns to Israel from October 24-31 at the cinematheques in Holon, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Herzliya. The program features the best of contemporary Japanese cinema and includes all types of movies: comedies, dramas, science fiction and animation.

The festival’s artistic director and curator is Roni Mahadav-Levin, director of the Holon Cinematheque. The festival is supported by the Japanese Embassy in Israel and the Japan Foundation.

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