CELEBRATING HEROES – Japan Culture House in Yangon screens popular film
Japan Culture House in Yangon screens popular film
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