CEL­E­BRAT­ING HEROES – Ja­pan Cul­ture House in Yan­gon screens pop­u­lar film

Ja­pan Cul­ture House in Yan­gon screens pop­u­lar film

Mizzima Business Weekly - - CONTENTS - Marc Ja­cob

Ja­panese pop cul­ture has a fol­low­ing around the world. And Myan­mar is no ex­cep­tion. Screen­ings of Ja­panese films have been held reg­u­larly in Ja­pan Cul­ture House, in which peo­ple of Myan­mar can ex­pe­ri­ence Ja­panese cul­ture. And the Myan­mar peo­ple are said to like the movie pro­gramme. With this in mind, the an­i­mated Ja­panese film “Brave Story” was screened on Oc­to­ber 20 at the Ja­pan Cul­ture House, as the fourth time of show­ing Ja­panese films in the place. The an­i­mated film is based on the Ja­panese fan­tasy best­seller novel writ­ten by the fa­mous Ja­panese writer Ms. Miyuki Miyabe. The fan­tasy world in the film and its mes­sages is likely to win the hearts and minds of the movie fans, as the Ja­pan Cul­ture House notes. “Brave Story” was di­rected by Mr. Koichi Ghi­gira, a movie in Ja­panese with English sub­ti­tles that runs for a lengthy 112 min­utes. The film has a good sto­ry­line that shows the hero Wataru tak­ing on ad­ver­saries but also him­self. When eleven-year-old Wataru is told he can change his des­tiny by en­ter­ing a magic gate­way into an­other world, he jumps at the chance. But on his quest to find the Tower of For­tune and be granted any wish, he must con­jure up all his brav­ery to bat­tle a world of demons, his own friends and ul­ti­mately him­self.

Ja­panese cul­ture - both an­cient and new - is pop­u­lar in Myan­mar. Pho­tos: Ja­pan Cul­ture House

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