Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019


Sun 3 - Mon 25 Feb

People Still Call It Love

Passion, Affection and Destruction in Japanese Cinema

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme returns to Watershed with another exciting lineup showcasing the versatility and uniqueness of Japanese cinema.

This year's programme has the theme of passion, affection, and destruction. Countless film-makers have explored what loves means and does to us, but to what extent can emotion affect human behaviour, and is there a form of love that’s specific to Japan?

From the conventional love stories between a man and a woman, to the inescapable bond of love and hate (and rivalry) between siblings, the programme features some of the best examples of cinema from Japan and will look at how the perpetual theme of love has remained an inspirational source for the country’s filmmakers.

In celebration of the Japanese Foundation Touring Film Programme, throughout February get 10% off when you spend £15.00 or more per person per cinema ticket from the a la carte menu at Izakaya Bristol. Just show your ticket before you order!

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Upcoming screenings & events in this season

The Art of Vegetarian Sushi Workshop Japan Season

The Art of Vegetarian Sushi Workshop
Until Fri 22 Feb
Join Watershed Chef (and expert Sushi Chef) Shalom in this special hands-on workshop to celebrate the Japan Foundation’s Touring Programme where you can learn the preparation, rolling and presentation of delicious vegetarian sushi.

Three Stories of Love  15  S Japan Season

Three Stories of Love
Today at 13:40
Internationally acclaimed director Ryosuke Hashiguchi tells three very different love stories in this poignant film that shows the quiet desperation of real-life love.

Yurigokoro  18  S Japan Season

Sun 24 Feb 13:40
A young man discovers a serial killer’s journal after his fiancée goes missing in this brutal and captivating thriller.

Tonight at the Movies  PG  S Japan Season

Tonight at the Movies
Mon 25 Feb 17:50
An avid film fan develops an unusual relationship with a beautiful princess who steps out of her monochrome movie screen and into his multi-coloured world in this fantastical and charming love story.

Previous screenings & events in this season

Thicker than Water + Director’s Q&A  15  S Japan Season

Thicker than Water
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2019
Two sets of siblings and their life-long rivalries reach crisis point in this darkly humorous family drama from the director of Himeanole, Keisuke Yoshida.

The Scythian Lamb  15  S Japan Season

The Scythian Lamb
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2019
Six ex-convicts take up residence in a seaside town in Yoshida Saihachi’s latest Japanese Black Mirror-esque dark comedy.

Her Love Boils Bathwater  12A  S Japan Season

Her Love Boils Bathwater
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2019
A single mum is determined to reunite her family once again after being diagnosed with terminal cancer in this emotionally charged, heart-wrenching family drama from one of Japan’s most in demand film makers – Ryoto Nakano.