A-List (CH 456) continues to celebrate the crème de la crème of global cinema with a carefully curated selection of Japanese films this November.

Titled “A Bento of Films”, A-List will feature a total of 6 Japanese films themed around the scrumptious Japanese culinary world, 4 of which are premiering in Southeast Asia for the first time.


Headlining “A Bento of Films” is the palatable movie, “Midnight Diner” based on the hit manga (Japanese comic) series revolving around the odd-ball patrons at a small snack bar in downtown Tokyo. Directed by Joji Matsuoka, this heart-warming movie was the official selection at the 51st Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival.

“Midnight Diner” offers tasteful human drama with a dash of splendid scenes of meals being made, served and consumed. Award-winning actor, Kaoru Kobayashi leads the cast as The Master together with Toshiki Ayata and Mansaku Fuwa amongst the quirky band of customers who bring their life stories to the counter.

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In addition to that, “A Bento of Films” also presents “An: Sweet Red Bean Paste” (selected to open the Un Certain Regard section at 2015 Cannes Film Festival) and “Still The Water” (nominated for the Palm d’Or at 2014 Cannes Film Festival), both of which are directed by Naomi Kawase.

Also screened on A-List (CH 456) during the month are “Little Forest Summer & Autumn”, “Little Forest – Winter & Spring”, and “Leaving on the 15th Spring” which saw actress Ayaka Miyoshi win Best Supporting Actress at the 2013 Yokohama Film Festival.

Every month, A-List (CH 456) will premiere award-winning titles from international film festivals such as the Cannes Film Festival, Berlinale Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival, The Academy Awards, Busan International Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival, all in stunning HD and in its original language with subtitle options.

Astro customers can subscribe to A-List channel via a monthly subscription of RM15.90 for 8 films per month and experience the true meaning of world class films. A-List is also available on Astro on the Go (AOTG).

For more information regarding A-List, visit their website.

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