The 42nd Montreal World Film Festival will be held from August 23rd to September 3rd 2018. So far there is only
seven eight Japanese films listed in the line-up. We will add more details as they are available.
Of course, the festival has had financial troubles for sometime and run on a very minimal staff, so we shouldn’t expect a smooth operation. It will certainly not be better than last year. But the most important part of the festival is that there is movies to watch. This year it will be the nineteenth year that we are covering this movie festival and we hope that it will recover from this difficult period and prosper for many years to come.
The schedule for the Cinema Imperial (CI) is now available (2018/08/22). And the schedule for the Cinéma Quartier Latin (QL) is now also available (2018/08/23). As for previous years, the closing film will be a mystery title to be screened for free at the Cinema Imperial Monday September 3rd at 18:30.
The FFM just announced the awards for the 42nd Montreal’s World Film Festival and for the 49th Student Film Festival (2018/09/03).
Two Japanese movies won an award: Samurai’s Promise by Daisaku Kimura won for the Special Grand Prix of the Jury (Ex-aequo) and Hiroshi Tachi won the Best Actor award for his role in Life in overtime by Hideo Nakata.
Please, read our comments on the festival:
- FFM 2018 Day 1: Red carpet & opening ceremony
- Samurai’s Promise
- Zone Out
- Life in overtime
- Think Again, Junpei
- The Miracle of Crybaby Shottan
- FFM 2018: Wrap-up
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Here is the Japanese movies line-up (after the jump) :