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THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS (1985) with Q&A from director Macoto Tezka – England Premiere

THE LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS (1985) with Q&A from director Macoto Tezka – England Premiere

SUNDAY, MAY 19th from 3:30pm at the Prince Charles Cinema Directed by Macoto TezkaStarring Shingo Kubota, Kan Takagi, Kyoko Togawa, Kiyohiko Ozaki1985 | 100mins | Japan | rated (15) Rocky Horror meets Phantom of the Paradise with a long-lost 80s Japanese rock-musical featuring zombies, animation and much more, directed by Macoto Tezka, the son of […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Of Love & Law 愛と法

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Of Love & Law   愛と法

Kazu and Fumi are running a law firm in downtown Osaka. The two male lawyers are partners not only in business but also in marriage. People showing up at the firm for advice are faced with various problems such as being in a sexual minority, child protection issues, the lack of official family records or […]

Winter’s Night: LKFF 2019 Teaser Screening

Winter’s Night: LKFF 2019 Teaser Screening

Winter’s Night, a meditative drama reflecting on the lifecycle of romance as seen through the eyes of four stranded tourists. Director Jang Woo-jin takes us on a journey through vivid landscapes and alcohol-fuelled encounters in which the two couples are thrust into a remote environment with no real escape from the circumstances of their relationships. […]

A Talk by Yukiko Mishima (Director of Dear Etranger)

A Talk by Yukiko Mishima (Director of Dear Etranger)

Female director and screenwriter Yukiko Mishima‘s career spans nearly three decades, having started by writing and directing human documentaries for television. Her first feature film, The Tattoer, was released in 2009 and is based on Junichiro Tanizaki’s literary classic. Since then, Mishima had directed a further seven feature films, Bread of Happiness (2012) and A Drop of the Grapevine (2014) as well as A […]

The Tour: Early Korean Cinema

The Tour: Early Korean Cinema

After a sold-out opening night at BFI Southbank our Early Korean Cinema season ran throughout February with events at the BFI and KCCUK in London. This fascinating season of cinema will continue with further screenings taking place around the UK at the Broadway Cinema Nottingham, Glasgow Film Theatre, Showroom Cinema Sheffield and Queen’s Film Theatre, […]

Bodyscapes – New films by Japanese artists

Bodyscapes – New films by Japanese artists

Bodyscapes is a collection of new films by Japanese artists whose use of the body is central to their work – either as a landscape, a political metaphor or method of expression – the body acts as a vehicle and subject to communicate ideas. In Fuyuhiko Takata’s Little Mermaid-inspired Cambrian Explosion, Takata’s character – Princess Mermaid – […]

Hurrah! For Freedom + Joseon News No. 11 + Japanese Chronicles + Introduction

Hurrah! For Freedom + Joseon News No. 11 + Japanese Chronicles + Introduction

In 1945 Korea once more became an independent nation. The first film made after Japan’s defeat charts the life-and-death battle that Korean freedom fighters faced. Directed by Choi In-gyu, who had previously made colonial propaganda films, Hurrah! For Freedom shows the complex personal and artistic decisions people had to make under colonial occupation. Plus two […]

Afternoon Tea and Film Screening with Director Keisuke Yoshida

Afternoon Tea and Film Screening with Director Keisuke Yoshida

Keisuke Yoshida is a Japanese film director and screenwriter. While he was still studying at Tokyo Visual Arts he started making his own independent films and participated in the films of Shinya Tsukamoto. His debut feature Raw Summer (2005) won the Fantastic Off-Theatre Competition Grand Prize at the 2006 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival, a celebrated event for […]

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