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Film Screening: Brakeless

Film Screening: Brakeless

On Monday April 25th 2005, a West Japan Railway (JR West) commuter train crashed into an apartment building and killed 107 people when a driver tried to catch up with an 80-second delay. Since the accident, the official committee report has concluded that the direct cause of the accident was over-speeding and JR West have […]

Opening Screening and Artist Talk

Opening Screening and Artist Talk

Screening of Iris Series One (2009) followed by a conversation with director Yang Yun-ho Date: Wednesday 24 September. 22:00-23:00 Venue: Curzon Cinema, Soho

DOCHOUSE PRESENTS : LOVE HOTEL with QnA

DOCHOUSE PRESENTS : LOVE HOTEL  with QnA

In a highly structured and conservative society, people need release, somewhere they can unlock their desires and not be judged. The Angelo is such a place; it’s one of 37,000 Love Hotels in Japan visited by 2.8million people a day. An ancient Japanese tradition, the hotels exist for people to escape the traditional structure of […]

London Korean Film Night: Glove (2011)

London Korean Film Night: Glove (2011)

Kim Sang-nam (Jung Jae-young), a hot-tempered professional baseball player, is sent to the countryside to coach a team of hearing-impaired players in order to avoid media coverage of his recent involvement in an assault case. At first, Sang-nam has a difficult time imagining how he can teach baseball to a group of boys who can’t […]

Double Bill: Films by Makoto Shinkai

Double Bill: Films by Makoto Shinkai

The Japan Foundation is pleased to present a double bill of films by Makoto Shinkai, one of the most exciting animation filmmakers in Japan today. Often cited as ‘the next Miyazaki’, Shinkai produces animations which are full of stunning scenes and visuals combined with beautiful stories. The programme will included two of Shinkai’s films; his […]

London Korean Film Night: Nameless Gangster (2012)

London Korean Film Night: Nameless Gangster (2012)

On the verge of losing his job, a corrupt customs agent, Ik-hyun, finds the motherland of drug stashes. Looking to take advantage of his find, Ik-hyun is put in contact with Busan’s top gangster, Hyung-bae. The two quickly form a close bond over a sense of a loose familial tie. Reaching the top of the […]

London Korean Film Night: Concubine (2012)

London Korean Film Night: Concubine (2012)

Living a torturous life of povery and barely able to survive, Hwa-yeon (CHO) decides to offer herself as one of the king’s concubines. Once inside the royal palace, two men are immediately seized by the woman — the Grand Prince Seong-won (KIM Dong-wook), a galomaniacal ruler drunk with power and lust, and Kwon-yoo (KIM Min-jun), […]

Japanese Film Screenings at the Japan Foundation

Japanese Film Screenings at the Japan Foundation

This summer the Japan Foundation will be hosting a number of special screenings of contemporary Japanese films, from animations, comedy films through to period dramas. Saturday, 9 August, 2pm After the Flowers (Dir. Kenji Nakanishi, 2010, 107 mins, English subtitles) Saturday, 9 August, 6:30pm Barefoot Gen (Dir. Mori Masaki, 1983, 85mins, English subtitles) Friday, 15 […]

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