The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme

Japan Foundation Tour: It Only Happens in the Movies?

Season

Please note: this season finished in Feb 2015

Japanese Cinema and Encounters

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme returns with another exciting lineup of contemporary, classic and animated films showcasing the versatility and uniqueness of Japanese cinema both past and present. This years programme takes as its theme the notion of ‘Encounters’, so why not come and indulge yourself in its sparkling array of unusual meetings, new environments and the collision of different generations, ideals and ideas.

This programme is in collaboration with the Japan Foundation and is supported by Japan Airlines and The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

Ticket prices: Screenings before 16:00: £5.50 full / £4.00 concessions. Screenings after 16:00: £8.00 full / £6.50 concessions.

Season Special Offer: Buy four tickets for films within the season and get a fifth ticket free. This offer is not available online. Please call our box office team on 0117 927 5100


Previous screenings in this season

A Bolt from the Blue  PG  S Japan Foundation Tour: It Only Happens in the Movies?

A Bolt from the Blue
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2015
Film
A huge box office hit in Japan, director and comedian Gekidan Hikori’s adaptation of his own novel is an uplifting comedy about family, ambition and the consequences of the choices we make in life.

Scattered Clouds  12  S Japan Foundation Tour: It Only Happens in the Movies?

Scattered Clouds
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2015
Film
This ravishing melodrama turned out to be director Mikio Naruse’s last cinematic offering and is a beautiful embodiment of his masterful style. A timeless story of desire and escape.

Short Peace  15  S Japan Foundation Tour: It Only Happens in the Movies?

Short Peace
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2015
Film
The brainchild of renowned animation filmmaker Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira), this anthology of animated shorts consists of four dystopian tales that together represent a crossover between contemporary anime and traditional Japanese artistic customs.

A Letter to Momo  PG  S Japan Foundation Tour: It Only Happens in the Movies?

A Letter to Momo
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2015
Film
Momo Miyaura is an 11-year-old girl forced to relocate with her mother after the death of her father, in this heart warming animation who’s playfulness will appeal to both children and adults alike.

Nobody to Watch Over Me  12  S Japan Foundation Tour: It Only Happens in the Movies?

Nobody to watch Over Me
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2015
Film
Playing out like a deadly game of hide and seek, this deep thriller shines a light on the current fears around the perils of social media and privacy in contemporary Japan.

Blood and Bones  18  S Japan Foundation Tour: It Only Happens in the Movies?

Blood & Bones
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2015
Film
Legendary Japanese actor Takeshi Kitano stars in this unflinching portrait of a man struggling to make a name for himself and raises difficult questions about Korean-Japanese identity.

Wood Job + Q&A  PG  S Japan Foundation Tour: It Only Happens in the Movies?

Wood Job
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2015
Film
This coming of age comedy follows 18-year-old Yuki who, having failed his university entrance exams, abruptly decides to leave the big city behind and move to the country to embark on an ill-fated forestry trainee apprenticeship. Followed by director Q&A.