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Films at the Embassy of Japan: STATION 「駅」

Films at the Embassy of Japan: STATION 「駅」

A film in three parts, full of lyricism, love and hate, encounter and separation, which focuses on a station as a place where people gather and take their leave.. -1968- An Olympic sharpshooter, detective Eiji Mikami, sees off his ex-wife at a snowy station in Hokkaido. His job and shooting practice have kept him away […]

London Korean Film Night: Two Cops (1993)

London Korean Film Night: Two Cops (1993)

The experienced detective Jo has a new colleague, Kang who recently graduated from the Police Academy at the top of the class. The idealistic Kang always sticks to his principles and often conflicts with Jo, an amoral cop who always tries to take advantage of his position. Kang tries to win Jo over to his […]

Glasgow Film Festival

Glasgow Film Festival

This year’s Japan Foundation-supported Glasgow Film Festival will again feature a selection of contemporary Japanese films, including the UK premieres of Daihachi Yoshida’s new film Pale Moon and Shinya Tsukamoto’s adaptation of Shohei Ooka’s acclaimed novel, Fires on the Plain, the Scottish premiere of Naomi Kawase’s Still the Water (pictured) and more. Date: 18 February […]

London Korean Film Night: Mister Mama (1992)

London Korean Film Night: Mister Mama (1992)

Hyung-joon who believes cooking, cleaning and looking after a baby is solely a job for women gets a rude awakening. He wakes up to the cries of his son Sang-ah and discovers that his wife has left him. He has no choice but to gather his son’s nappy bag and take him to work. Soon […]

Kentaro Kobayashi: Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life (UK Premiere)

Kentaro Kobayashi: Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life (UK Premiere)

Kentaro Kobayashi, the award-winning Japanese comedian, playwright, performer, is coming to London to unveil his brand new show Mr Potsunen’s Peculiar Slice of Life. Kentaro’s theatrical works have been so popular in Japan that hopeful audience members have to draw lots to win the right to buy a ticket! Kentaro has gained fame from a […]

The Catcher on the Shore やぎの冒険

The Catcher on the Shore やぎの冒険

In Okinawa there is a tradition of eating goat. This tradition has been in decline in urban areas but goats are still kept in various places. Nowadays, they are seen more as pets, rather than food. This film is set in Yanbaru, a forested area in the north of Okinawa island. A goat that had […]

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme: It Only Happens in the Movies? Japanese Cinema and Encounters

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme:  It Only Happens in the Movies? Japanese Cinema and Encounters

This year’s Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme will provide an exciting programme of films under the narrative framework of ‘encounters’. Showcasing a vast variety of styles and tones, from popular contemporary films, classics through to animation, the programme will include titles in which characters experience seemingly unusual meetings, plunge into unexpected circumstances and new environments, […]

London Korean Film Night: Festival (1996)

London Korean Film Night: Festival (1996)

Lee Joonsup is a famous writer in his 40s. One day he is informed that his mother who has been ill for a number of years has just passed away. Before he goes to his mother’s house in the countryside to assist with the funeral, he is busy cancelling all his appointments and telling everyone […]

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