It’s film festival season in London and the latest programme soon to be hitting screens is the London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) 19-29 October. Now in its third year, LEAFF’s vision is to bring a much wider, eclectic, and diverse programme of films from over 10 countries to show the richness and diversity of the region and its people.
Of course, LEAFF isn’t just limited to Japanese films, so check out their full programme to get an idea of what you want to see. But as this is a Japan Blog, here’s what’s in store for Japan film fans…
Five years after surviving the all-out war between the Sanno and Hanabishi crime families, former yakuza boss Otomo now works in South Korea for Mr. Chang, a renowned fixer whose influence extends into Japan. When eventually Chang’s life is endangered, devoted yakuza Otomo returns to Japan to settle things once and for all.
Following the death of his deadbeat father, a son discovers that there was more to him than anyone in the family suspected.