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A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story

A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story

On the occasion of the opening night of the exquisite Japanese film ‘A Tale of Samurai Cooking – A True Love Story’ Japanese master chef Kaoru Yamamoto will give a specialist insight into the Kaga Cuisine that plays a major role in the film. Presented in collaboration with the Daiwa Foundation. From the 12th, the […]

London Korean Film Night: The Host (2006)

London Korean Film Night: The Host (2006)

On the banks of the Han River, a crowd gathers to watch an unidentified object hanging onto a bridge. In an instant, the object reveals itself as a terrifying creature, turning the riverbank into a gruesome sea of blood. Amid the chaos, a school girl, Hyun-seo is snatched up by the creature right before her […]

London Korean Film Night: A Bittersweet Life (2005)

London Korean Film Night: A Bittersweet Life (2005)

Hot on the heels of revenge thrillers such as Oldboy, Lee Byung-hun bursts onto the screen as Kim Sun-woo, a ranking gangster, While managing a posh hotel Sun-woo has learned to appreciate the finer things in life but still lets his fists fly when it is needed, or at the behest of his boss, Kang, […]

London Korean Film Night: MOTHER (2009)

London Korean Film Night: MOTHER (2009)

This collaboration between acclaimed director Bong Joon-ho and Ryu Seonghie has definitely been the pair’s most fruitful work. The film centres on an unnamed middle aged widow who lives a meagre existence selling medicinal herbs and looking after her disabled son, Do-joon. When a local highschool girl is discovered murdered the police quickly suspect Do-joon […]

Special Film Screening: Ninja Shadow Warriors

Special Film Screening: Ninja Shadow Warriors

Ninja Shadow Warriors is a drama documentary unearthing the true history, unique military skills and ancient traditions behind the infamous Ninja, a small band of rebellious mountain villagers, who were a constant thorn in the side of the Samurai warrior clans. The film tells the intriguing story of Ninja boy Tanba who was trained by […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: My Way of Life

Films at the Embassy of Japan: My Way of Life

A special film screening where we are joined by Hideki Wada, who is a doctor and at the same time the film director. In Japan, the world’s most rapidly ageing society, nearly five million people are estimated to live with dementia. With his experience as a doctor for over 20 years in the field of […]

Film Screening: My Atomic Aunt

Film Screening: My Atomic Aunt

Once avid supporters of the local nuclear plant and its managers, Aunt Kuniko and her community are on the verge of being permanently excluded from their homes in the aftermath of the nuclear catastrophe. Director Kyoko Miyake, having lived outside of Japan for more than a decade, feels compelled to revisit Fukushima. She wants to […]

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Aesthetica Short Film Festival

This year’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF), taking place in York, will feature a selection of Japanese films courtesy of Short Short Film Festival & Asia, spanning genres in experimental film, animation and drama. Titles include Koyuki’s Wandering Football by Satsuki Okawa and animation Hashi no mukou by Shigeyoshi Tsukahara amongst others. In addition to […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club