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Love and Other Cults – Film Screening and QnA with director Eiji Uchida and producer Adam Torel

Love and Other Cults – Film Screening and QnA with director Eiji Uchida and producer Adam Torel

The keenly awaited follow-up to controversial satire Lowlife Love, Love and Other Cults (Kemonomichi) is an irreverent story that crackles with energy and style depicting the lives of marginalised youth and their struggles in contemporary Japan. Having fended for herself as a child, drifting from a negligent mother to an oddball cult and a druggie […]

Murakami on Screen (Eyes on Murakami)

Murakami on Screen (Eyes on Murakami)

Eyes on Murakami is a project which examines the worlds of popular contemporary novelist Haruki Murakami, through the processes of translation, transmedial production and the gendering of his characters. As part of the project, Murakami on Screen sees film screenings at Newcastle’s historic Tyneside Cinema, which include two short films Attack on the Bakery (1982) […]

NHK World Documentary : Bacchan: Granny’s Table

NHK World Documentary : Bacchan: Granny’s Table

Chikako Nakamoto, affectionately called “Bacchan” or “Granny”, is known as the city’s Mother Theresa. For years she’s been welcoming juvenile delinquents with her homecooked meals. She believes that hunger is a trigger for acts of assault, purse snatching, shoplifting and prostitution, and that a warm meal is the first step toward rehabilitation. Some of the […]

Afternoon Tea and Film Screening with Screenwriter Kosuke Mukai

Afternoon Tea and Film Screening with Screenwriter Kosuke Mukai

The Japan Society is pleased to offer a select group of members the opportunity to meet and discuss screenwriting and film making with Kosuke Mukai over an Indian style high tea. Award-winning screenwriter Kosuke Mukai will be in London for the screening of Gukoroku – Traces of Sin (2016), which opens the Japan Foundation’s 2018 […]

Archipelago: Exploring the Landscape of Contemporary Japanese Women Filmmakers

Archipelago: Exploring the Landscape of Contemporary Japanese Women Filmmakers

A special season dedicated to celebrating the diverse and exceptional work by the new generation of female directors who have emerged from the Japanese archipelago in the last fifteen years. This programme will offer a glimpse into the distinctive voices of these screenwriter-directors, whose work remains largely undiscovered outside their home country. Each with their […]

Archipelago: Exploring the Landscape of Contemporary Japanese Women Filmmakers: Rent-a-Cat (レンタネコ)

Archipelago: Exploring the Landscape of Contemporary Japanese Women Filmmakers: Rent-a-Cat   (レンタネコ)

Sayoko lives alone in a one-story, traditional Japanese house. However, she is not really alone. Everywhere in the house, there is a cat, another cat, yet another cat… Since her childhood, Sayoko has had a way with cats. She shares her house with them and spends her time, taking care of the family altar for […]

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival 2017

Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival 2017

The 2017 edition of the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival, organised in partnership with the Japan Foundation, will showcase the best in both mainstream and independent anime and feature a host of Welsh premieres including Masaaki Yuasa’s The Night is Short, Walk on Girl (pictured) and Shukou Murase’s SF thriller Genocidal Organ – a real treat […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: 5 Centimeters Per Second (秒速5センチメートル)

Films at the Embassy of Japan: 5 Centimeters Per Second (秒速5センチメートル)

Takaki and Akari become best friends at elementary school, but they are separated as her family has to move away from the area. After a year apart, Takaki, now a junior high school student, decides to see Akari again. As he sits in the train travelling from Tokyo to Tochigi prefecture, memories of the past […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club