The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme returns to the UK in February 2019, visiting 19 cities nationwide. This year’s theme is ‘Love’ and the programme includes 18 Japanese films from contemporary dramas to anime and classics, many of which have never been screened before in the UK.
This is the largest celebration of Japanese cinema in the UK and its thoughtfully selected films contain some real gems from Japan’s artistic repertoire.
This year’s theme of ‘Love’ is almost universally relatable to all people and as the conventional binaries defining what it means to love continually give way to new understandings of this sweeping emotion, so too this year’s curation aims to provide insights into a wider context of love in Japanese society.
With a wealth of unseen-in-the-UK pictures, a real effort to promote female Japanese film makers and special guest appearances from directors Keisuke Yoshida, Yukiko Mishima and Hikaru Toda, this is an opportunity not to be missed!
Check out the schedule to see what is on near you!