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Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2016 highlights

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2016 highlights


I’ve recovered from a weekend marathon of fantastic films at the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2016. Inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s iconic 1952 film Ikiru (“To Live”), this year’s films looked at how people across the ages persevere, negotiate and reconcile with the environment and situation they live in. This was my third Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme … Continue reading

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2016 line-up

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2016 line-up


One of my highlights in the UK-Japan calendar is the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme, now in its 13th year. This is the largest film programme in the UK focussing on Japanese cinema and each year has a different theme. 2016’s line-up has been inspired by iconic film-maker Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru, a humanistic portrayal of a salaryman … Continue reading

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme: 2015 line-up

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme: 2015 line-up


It’s back! The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme is returning for 2015 (30 January-26 March) with a brilliant line-up of Japanese films. Whether it’s anime, drama, comedy or romance, there’ll undoubtedly be at least one film you want to see. There’s plenty of places to catch the films: Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cumbria, Derby, Dundee, Edinburgh, … Continue reading