Japanese Films Screening at L.A. Film Festival

Film Independents Los Angeles Film Festival presented by Los Angeles Times will be screening from June 19th to 29th in Westwood Village. The festival screens more than 250 narrative, documentary, short film, and international features to a diverse audience of 83,000. From VIP galas to celebrity-studded premieres, the Los Angeles Film Festival highlights film from every corner of the globe.

L.A. Film Festival 2008 is proud to introduce two Japanese films this year that would be screening at the event.

The Makioka Sisters (Sasame-yuki)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
CAST: Keiko Kishi, Yoshiko Sakuma, Sayuri Yoshinaga, Yuko Kotegawa

Tuesday, June 24, 4:30 PM
Billy Wilder Theater/Hammer Museum

In a career that spanned more than 70 years, Kon Ichikawa did many acclaimed literary adaptations, and this is one of his finest from the '80s, a visually stunning film about fading traditions in the modern world.

X-Cross (Ekusu-Kurosu)
Director: Kenta Fukasaku
CAST: Nao Matsushita, Ami Suzuki, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi

Friday, June 20, 11:59 p.m., Majestic Crest Theatre
Wednesday, June 25, 7:30 p.m., The Landmark

From the screenwriter of Death Note and the director of Battle Royale II and Yo-Yo Girl Cop comes this fabulously fractured film about two friends running for their lives just not from the same things.

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