Film

Boston Festival of Films from Japan

January 30–February 23, 2020

For the third year, MFA Film is thrilled to present a vibrant showcase of the very best recent films produced in Japan. This year, the festival opens with a free screening of Okko’s Inn, the latest feature from famed anime studio Madhouse and director Kitarō Kōsaka, a key animator on numerous classic films at the venerable Studio Ghibli. Seamlessly blending immersive, idyllic landscapes with storybook charm, Okko’s Inn delivers a rare ghost story that is firmly grounded in the trials and joys of humanity. Don’t miss other incredible films throughout the festival, including prolific auteur Takashi Miike’s First Love, an exciting neo-noir thriller about a young boxer who finds himself caught up in the world of drug-smuggling, police corruption, and the yakuza; and Shinobu Yaguchi’s award-winning Dance with Me, a musical road trip adventure filled with dance, humor, and heart.

For these stories and more, join us this winter for the third annual Boston Festival of Films from Japan, made possible through a 10-year partnership with UNIQLO USA.

Past Events

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January 30, 2020
7:30 pm–9:15 pm

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka (Japan, 2018, 94 min.).

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January 31, 2020
5:00 pm–6:50 pm

Directed by Mitsuaki Iwagō (Japan, 2019 103 min.).

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January 31, 2020
7:30 pm–9:25 pm

Directed by Takashi Miike (Japan, 2019, 108 min.).

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February 2, 2020
12:30 pm–2:20 pm

Directed by Mitsuaki Iwagō (Japan, 2019 103 min.).

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February 2, 2020
3:00 pm–4:55 pm

Directed by Takashi Miike (Japan, 2019, 108 min.).

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February 7, 2020
5:30 pm–7:15 pm

Directed by Shinobu Yaguchi (Japan, 2019, 103 min.).

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February 8, 2020
12:30 pm–2:20 pm

Directed by Shinobu Yaguchi (Japan, 2019, 103 min.).

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February 8, 2020
3:00 pm–4:40 pm

Directed by Yuko Hakota (Japan, 2019, 92 min.).

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February 12, 2020
8:30 pm–9:55 pm

Directed by Shinya Tsukamoto (Japan, 2018, 80 min.).

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February 13, 2020
6:00 pm–7:35 pm

Directed by Kitarō Kōsaka (Japan, 2018, 94 min.).

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February 13, 2020
8:00 pm–9:50 pm

Directed by Yuichi Hibi (Japan, 2019, 104 min.).

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February 15, 2020
1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Directed by Peter Michael Dowd (USA and Japan, 2019, 113 min.).

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February 15, 2020
3:30 pm–4:55 pm

Directed by Shinya Tsukamoto (Japan, 2018, 80 min.).

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February 16, 2020
2:30 pm–4:20 pm

Directed by Yuichi Hibi (Japan, 2019, 104 min.).

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February 19, 2020
5:30 pm–7:10 pm

Directed by Yuko Hakota (Japan, 2019, 92 min.).

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February 20, 2020
5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Directed by Peter Michael Dowd (USA and Japan, 2019, 113 min.).

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February 20, 2020
8:00 pm–10:00 pm

Directed by Michihito Fujii (Japan, 2019, 113 min.).

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February 21, 2020
8:00 pm–10:05 pm

Directed by Makoto Nagahisa (Japan, 2019, 120 min.).

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February 23, 2020
12:30 pm–2:35 pm

Directed by Makoto Nagahisa (Japan, 2019, 120 min.).

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February 23, 2020
3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Directed by Michihito Fujii (Japan, 2019, 113 min.).

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This Japanese Program at the MFA is generously supported by a 10-year partnership with UNIQLO USA.