Watch FREE Eiga Sai 2014

Friday, July 04, 2014 jeffrey siy 0 Comments

The long wait is over! For those who were not able to watch last year's roster, here's your chance to hit the cinemas and start watching Eiga Sai 2014 for FREE! This year's theme is all about "Family". So, all 16 contemporary Japanese films that will be available for public viewing deals with various stories of families. The lineup includes Homeland, Like Father Like Son,  Fly Dakota Fly!, Reunion, Hearts Together, A Story of Yonosuke, The Kirishima Thing, Momoiro Sora O, Hospitalite, Tug of War, Until the Break of Dawn, Tamako in Moratorium, Casting Blossoms in the Sky, Symphony in August, Wolf Children, and Robo-G. As always, all these movies will be shown with English subtitles. Watch them all, and watch them FREE! Be sure to be at the cinema at least 2 hours before the screening starts to guarantee your seat.

  • In post-nuclear accident Fukushima, Jiro returns to his hometown for the first time in 20 years and begins tending to the fields at his family’s farm, located within the radiation caution zone. Meanwhile, his mother Tomiko, older half-brother Soichi and sister-in-law Misa live together in a temporary housing unit.
Like Father, Like Son
  • Ryota and his wife Midori learn that their son was swapped at birth with another boy at a maternity hospital. They enter into talks regarding an "exchange" with the other parents involved, Yudai and Yukari, but Ryota becomes uncertain.
Fly, Dakota, Fly!
  • A British Air Force "Dakota" VIP transport plane headed for Tokyo makes an emergency landing in a small village on Sado Island. The islanders have mixed feelings about the stranded crew, but decide to come to their aid. Chiyoko, the daughter of the village headman, also does her best to help.
  • In the aftermath of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, a junior high school gymnasium in Iwate Prefecture’s Kamaishi City is used as a morgue. Aiba worked in the funeral business and offers to volunteer at the morgue.
Hearts Together
  • Two-time Grammy Award-winning smooth jazz keyboardist Bob James and renowned Japanese singer Matsuda Seiko performed in a charity concert together with a local jazz band in Ofunato, Iwate, praying for recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake. This documentary film portrays the scene behind the concert such as the message concentrated in their new song, "Put Our Hearts Together."
A Story of Yonosuke
  • In 1987, a youth named Yonosuke who is unable to decline the requests of others leaves his hometown of Nagasaki to start university life in Tokyo. One day as he is juggling classes and extracurricular activities, he goes to a driving school and meets Shoko, the daughter of a company president.
The Kirishima Thing
  • A rumor that Kirishima, the most popular student in school, is going to withdraw from after-school activities sends the other cool kids into an uproar. This has little effect on the uncool film club member Maeda, who begins to shoot a zombie movie. The emotions of the school’s various student factions gradually intersect. And during the shooting of Maeda’s movie, little incidents occur that sway their hearts.
Momoiro Sora O
  • Kawashima Izumi, a high school student with a habit of grading newspapers, picks up a wallet containing a large sum of cash that she finds lying on the side of the street. This arouses her curiosity, which drives her to begin a search for the wallet’s owner.
  • Kobayashi Mikio runs a small printing factory in downtown Tokyo and lives a quiet life with his wife Natsuki and his family. One day, a man appears claiming to be the son of a wealthy man who once provided financial support for Kobayashi’s factory.
Tug of War
  • Chiaki, who works in the public relations department of the Oita City government, is tasked with organizing a women's tug-of-war team to generate publicity for the city. She ropes in the idiosyncratic employees of a school lunch center on the verge of being shut down, and together they strive to win a national tug-of-war tournament with the center’s future at stake.
Until The Break of Dawn
  • Ayumi seems to be just an ordinary high school student, but he is actually being trained by his grandmother Aiko to take on the role of "tsunagu." As he facilitates reunions for a diverse range of clients – an arrogant middle-aged man who lost his mother to cancer, a high school girl whose friend died in a bicycle accident, and an office worker who has been waiting for seven years for his missing fiancee to return – he develops various doubts. Can the living be saved by meeting their deceased loved ones again? And what of the dead? These doubts lead Ayumi to seek the truth regarding the mysterious deaths of his own parents.
Tamako in Moratorium
  • Tamako graduates from college, returns to the sports clothing shop run by her father Zenji and spends her days listlessly, not even looking for a job. One day, there’s talk of Zenji going on a blind date, and Tamako flies into a tizzy. Will Tamako be able to take a step forward in her life?
Casting Blossoms in the Sky
  • A female newspaper reporter undergoes a number of unusual experiences as she covers the people of Nagaoka. It elicits Nagaoka's beautiful landscape and history of overcoming numerous wars and disasters through a fantastic tale.
Symphony in August
  • Ai moves to Tokyo alone to fulfill the promise made to her mother to become a singer. However, reality is cruel and she just can't seem to make her debut. Feeling her hopes crushed, Ai sets her mind to do "1,000 roadside live shows" to inspire herself.
Wolf Children
  • College student Hana meets a young "wolf man" and falls in love with him. Eventually, she gives birth to two "wolf children," Yuki and Ame, but tragedy strikes the family soon after the wolf man dies. Left to care for their two young children, Hana makes up her mind to raise them in the remote countryside so that they may choose whether to live as humans or wolves.
  • Consumer electronics company employee Kobayashi is ordered to develop a bipedal robot, but fails miserably. He comes up with a plan to pass off a human in a suit as a robot, and finds an elderly man named Suzuki who fits inside the suit perfectly, but…
Promo Mechanics:
  1. Log on to to view the screening schedule
  2. Go to the screening venues on the scheduled movie dates at least two (2) hours before the screening time to guarantee your seat
  3. Watch and enjoy as many films as you can!
Promo Period: July 3 - August 10, 2014
  • Shang Cineplex Cinema 2
    • July 3
      • Homeland - 7PM
    • July 4
      • Hospitalite - 1:30PM
      • Tamako in Moratorium - 4:30PM
      • Momoro Sora O - 7:30PM
    • July 5
      • Symphony in August - 1:30PM
      • Wolf Children - 4:30PM
      • Until the Break of Dawn - 7:30PM
    • July 6
      • The Kirishima Thing - 1:30PM
      • Fly, Dakota, Fly! - 4:30PM
      • A Story of Yonosuke - 7:30PM
    • July 7
      • Hearts Together - 1:30PM
      • Casting Blossoms to the Sky - 4:30PM
      • Symphony in August - 7:30PM
    • July 8
      • Things Left Behind - 1:30PM
      • Momoiro Sora O - 4:30PM
      • Tamako in Moratorium - 7:30PM
    • July 9
      • Tug of War! - 1:30PM
      • A Story of Yonosuke - 4:30PM
      • Like Father, Like Son - 7:30PM
    • July 10
      • Fly, Dakota, Fly! - 1:30PM
      • Casting Blossoms to the Sky - 4:30PM
      • Hospitalite - 7:30PM
    • July 11
      • Tug of War! - 1:30PM
      • The Kirishima Thing - 4:30PM
      • Like Father, Like Son - 7:30PM
    • July 12
      • Tamako in Moratorium - 1:30PM
      • Reunion - 4:30PM
      • Homeland - 7:30PM
    • July 13
      • Wolf Children - 1:30PM
      • Like Father, Like Son - 4:30PM
      • Until the Break of Dawn - 7:30PM
  • Abreeza Mall, Cinema 2, Ayala, Davao City
    • July 25
      • Symphony in August - 10:30AM
      • Tamako in Moratorium - 1PM
    • July 26
      • Wolf Children - 10:30AM
      • Homeland - 1PM
    • July 27
      • Wolf Children - 10:30AM
      • Like Father, Like Son - 1PM
  • FDCP Cinematheque, Davao City
    • July 29
      • Momoiro Sora O - 10:30AM
      • Tug of War! - 1:30PM
      • Robo-G - 4:30PM
    • July 30
      • Hearts Together - 10:30AM
      • Fly, Dakota, Fly! - 1:30PM
      • Until the Break of Dawn - 4:30PM
    • July 31
      • Things Left Behind - 10:30AM
      • Casting Blossoms to the Sky - 1:30PM
      • Momoiro Sora O - 4:30PM
    • August 1
      • Fly, Dakota, Fly! - 10:30AM
      • Hospitalite - 1:30PM
      • A Story of  Yonosuke - 4:30PM
    • August 2
      • Casting Blossoms to the Sky - 10:30AM
      • Reunion - 1:30PM
    • August 3
      • Hospitalite - 10:30AM
      • Robo-G - 1:30PM
      • Things Left Behind - 4:30PM
  • Ayala Center Cebu, Cinema 4, Cebu City
    • August 6
      • Homeland - 7PM
    • August 7
      • Wolf Children - 7PM
    • August 8
      • Tamako in Moratorium - 7PM
    • August 9
      • Wolf Children - 4:30PM
      • Like Father, Like Son - 7PM
    • August 10
      • Tamako in Moratorium - 4:30PM
      • Homeland - 7PM
Promo Prize:
  • FREE Japanese Films (with English subtitles)
  • Watch FREE films
  • None
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