Japanese film festival in Bahrain
Japanese cinema will come to the fore when the Japan Film Festival opens next weekend in Bahrain.
It is being organised by the Japanese Embassy, in association with the Bahrain Japan Friendship Society and the Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Centre for Culture and Research.
Films will be shown from 7pm to 9pm every Thursday at the centre in Muharraq, beginning with Swing Girls on January 27. All four movies will be screened in Japanese, with English subtitles.
“Last June when we held the festival, in which movies were subtitled in Arabic only, we received requests from expats to also screen English subtitled Japanese movies,” said embassy cultural attaché Hiroto Asaoka.