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Films at the Embassy of Japan: Our Little Sister 海街diary

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Our Little Sister  海街diary

Three sisters, Sachi, Yoshino and Chika, living in the city of Kamakura, hear of the death of their father, who disappeared from their lives fifteen years ago. At the funeral they meet a half-sister, Suzu, for the first time. Having learned that it was Suzu who took care of their father to the last and […]

Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival 2019

Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival 2019

The Japan Foundation is proud to partner with the Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival as they bring yet another exciting line-up of Japanese film titles to the UK. 2019: NATION | 国家  This year’s edition of the festival examines national identity, cultural memory and perceptions of history in Japan with a programme of classic avant-garde cinema […]

Anime’s Human Machines

Anime’s Human Machines

In 1963 Osamu Tezuka’s TV series Astro Boy brought a new kind of robot to Japan. The robot child with a loving heart began a line of compelling, conflicted cyborgs whose existence challenges humanity. Anime’s Human Machines examines the challenge of the man-machine interface through eight films on various aspects of humanity’s response to technological […]

Naomi Kawase: In Focus at the Open City Documentary Festival

Naomi Kawase: In Focus  at the Open City Documentary Festival

The Japan Foundation is proud to partner with Open City Documentary Festival on screenings of a selection of works by critically-acclaimed Japanese director, Naomi Kawase. The director herself will be in attendance. Date: 8 September 2019 – 9 September 2019Venue: The Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent St, London W1B 2HW and Curzon Soho Cinema, 99 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, […]

Summer Explorers 2019! Manga based film mini season

Summer Explorers 2019! Manga based film mini season

Our annual Summer Explorers season is back – this time taking place at the British Library! From over the top, offbeat narratives of psychic teenagers and upstart political wrangling in a high school environment, to spectacular battles between good and evil, and stories of tender friendships Summer Explorers 2019 : Manga Comes To Life – Live Action Japanese […]

ONE CUT OF THE DEAD with Q&A from star Harumi Shuhama

ONE CUT OF THE DEAD with Q&A from star Harumi Shuhama

Harumi Shuhama the “POM” star of ONE CUT OF THE DEAD, will be in attendance for a one-off screening plus after-talk at the Prince Charles Cinema on Friday 12 July.  The film opens in a run-down, abandoned warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film. Yet, this is no ordinary warehouse. It’s been […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Tokyo Story 東京物語

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Tokyo Story  東京物語

Wednesday 27 June 2019Open 18:00 / Film starts at 18:30 / No admittance after 19:00Directed by Yasujiro Ozu / 1953 / 135 mins(Japanese language with English subtitles) An enduring masterpiece created in 1953 by Japan’s legendary film director, Yasujiro Ozu. An elderly couple, Shukichi and Tomi, living in a small fishing village in Hiroshima, visit […]

Pre-Summer Explorers! 2019

Pre-Summer Explorers! 2019

Come and enjoy a prelude to summer with us by immersing yourself in our feel-good comedy film season! From wacky time-travel to ancient Rome (Thermae Romae) and a musical extravaganza set in feudal Japan (Princess Raccoon), to a slapstick twist on the film noir genre of the 60’s (Murder Un-Incorporated) – our annual Pre-Summer Explorers season aims to […]

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