Actor Takenouchi Yutaka (40) recently attended the ‘15th Japanese Film Festival‘, making him the first Japanese actor to attend the event.
This festival was held in Sydney, Australia from November 17th to the 27th. As his first time attending an international film festival, Takenouchi was asked to give a speech in English in front of 800 people.
On the 19th, he attended a stage greeting for his starring movie, “Taiheiyou no Kiseki -Fox to Yobareta Otoko-“, and on the 20th, he attended a stage greeting for “Ookike no Tanoshii Ryokou: Shinkon Jigokuhen“.
The event is held once a year to screen Japanese films in Australia. After showing 30 films in Sydney, the event will then transfer to Melbourne to screen 35 movies from November 29th to December 6th.
Takenouchi was invited to this festival because of the movie, “Taiheiyou no Kiseki”, which is based on the Pacific War. It was popularly received that the tickets for the movie sold out on the day it was released.
“During the filming, the director and I talked about how we want the movie to attract the newer generation of people who don’t know about the war. So I was very happy to have the people of Australia and the young generation of Japanese living in Australia watch the movie,” he expressed.
Not enough Takenouchi Yutaka in this comm tbh