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02 Feb 2019 - 28 Mar 2019

UK | Japan Foundation Touring Film Program 2019

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Program returns to the UK in February 2019. It will tour to 19 cities nationwide. The program takes the theme 'People Still Call It Love', showcasing contemporary dramas to anime and classics looking at Passion, Affection and Destruction in Japanese Cinema. It is the largest of its kind focusing on Japanese cinema in the UK.

The tour will take place from 2nd February to 28th March 2019 and it will arrive at the ICA in London from 2nd to 10th February 2019. Featuring thoughtfully selected films from Japan’s artistic repertoire, the films all focus on and explore the theme of ‘love’.

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Program 2019 will show case 18 Japanese films, most of which have never been screened in the UK. This year’s event will include 4 films from female directors.

Directors Keisuke Yoshida (Thicker Than Water), Yukiko Mishima (Dear Etranger), and Hikaru Toda (Of Love & Law), who will attend select screenings of their films around the UK. Find out when and where they will be below:

Keisuke Yoshida (Thicker Than Water) ICA, London: Friday, 8 February and Saturday, 9 February
QUAD, Derby: Saturday, 9 February
Storyhouse, Chester: Sunday, 10 February
Watershed, Bristol: Monday, 11 February
Showroom, Sheffield: Tuesday, 12 February

Yukiko Mishima (Dear Etranger) Exeter Phoenix: Wednesday, 20 March 
Filmhouse, Edinburgh: Friday, 22 March 
Broadway, Nottingham: Sunday, 24 March

Hikaru Toda (Of Love & Law) Curzon Soho, London: Thursday, 21 February
HOME, Manchester: Friday, 22 February
Showroom, Sheffield: Monday, 25 February

Japan Foundation Web-site : 

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Program is produced and organized by the Japan Foundation. It is supported by Okinawa Film Office (AFCNet Regular Member), the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Japan Airlines, Yakult, Japan Centre, The Japan Society, and Modern Culture.

Image: Dear Etranger