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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 […]

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019

Love, in all its semblances and dimensions, is a state so universally experienced by humankind that it has provided a perpetual source of inspiration in the long history of global cinema. Japanese cinema is no different. Love and the associated feelings of passion, affection, and destruction, in equal measure have all been channelled into a […]

Japanese box-office smash ONE CUT OF THE DEAD coming to the UK

Japanese box-office smash ONE CUT OF THE DEAD coming to the UK

The biggest suprise in Japan’s film history is coming to the UK. Independent film ONE CUT OF THE DEAD was so successful that it became the first film ever to gross more than 1000 times its budget ! Opening on just 2 screens in Tokyo, it ended up playing at more than 350 cinemas and […]

Tanaka Kinuyo: Nation, Stardom and Female Subjectivity

Tanaka Kinuyo: Nation, Stardom and Female Subjectivity

Join the Japan Foundation for a series of events celebrating the publication of “Tanaka Kinuyo: Nation, Stardom, and Female Subjectivity” a look at the legendary actor and of the first prominent female film directors in Japan. A Screening of two of her films, The Wandering Princess and The Ballad or Narayama will be shown in […]

London Korean Film Festival 2018

London Korean Film Festival 2018

The London Korean Film Festival 2018 will run from 1- 14 November in London before taking highlights around the country with the annual UK Tour. The festival will feature an in-depth Special Focus entitled A Slice of Everyday Life, along with an exciting mix of UK and International premieres, guests and events across a diverse […]

Like Father, Like Son そして父になる

Like Father, Like Son   そして父になる

A successful businessman, Ryota, lives in luxury with his family in Tokyo. One day, he receives a call from a maternity hospital saying that his six-year-old son may have been switched with another child at birth. A DNA test proves that his real child has been brought up by a family running a small electronics […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club