The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022

Experience Japan through cinema
  • £8.55 / £7.65 for screenings before 5pm (Non-Members: £9.50 / £8.50 )
    Aged Under 26: £6.30 / £5.40 (Non-Members: £7 / £6)
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What Lies Beneath: The Intricate Representations of a 'Dark Mind' in Japanese Cinema.

The UK’s largest festival of Japanese cinema is back for its 19th edition with an exciting showcase of Japanese films, most of which have only recently been released in Japan, and all of which intricately render their respective dark depths of the human mind. 

So, what constitutes an unfathomable ‘dark mind’ lurking beneath the surface in modern age Japan? Would the definition of it now be more diverse when the society we are living in is more complicated than before? Does such a psychological state add to an interesting cinematic story? 

From recently released contemporary works, to anime and rare classics, the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022 aims to answer these questions and demonstrate how films, seemingly different in tone and style, have the same facet running through them and that all ultimately deal in human darkness. From crime films to charming dramas, presenting an assortment of stories about people from different walks of life, this programme will showcase the cinematic voices and skills of both experienced and emerging filmmakers and aims to cater to the varied tastes of the UK audiences. 

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The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
Cinema Blue (12A)

1hr 47 | Humiliated by a thrashing given to him by a teenager, Tsuyoshi, decides to join a boxing gym and discovers a new passion for the sport.

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Cinema Aristocrats (PG)

2hr 4 | Hanako and Miki come from different walks of life. While Hanako has enjoyed a privileged upbringing, Miki has had to blaze her own path. Yet, neither woman can be said to be completely free from troubles.

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Cinema Spaghetti Code Love (12A)

1hr 36 | A modern and stylish tale of fragile young lives under the pressures of ambition, love, and general existence.

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Cinema The House On The Lost Cape (PG)

1hr 45 | Cruelly mistreated by fortune, two young girls  have both become separated from their families. Lost with no place to go, they come across a strange old lady who offers them her hospitality.

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