The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022

Season

Please note: this season finished in Feb 2022

The UK's largest festival of Japanese cinema is back for its 19th edition at Watershed with an exciting showcase of films, this year looking at the theme of the 'dark mind'.

So, what constitutes an unfathomable ‘dark mind’ lurking beneath the surface in modern age Japan? Would the definition of it now be more diverse when the society we are living in is more complicated than before? Does such a psychological state add to an interesting cinematic story? This year's film programme looks to explore these themes with a diverse line-up of new and old releases.

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Previous events in this season

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classified 15 S The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
Colorless
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2022
Film
An up-and-coming photographer Shu finds a muse in a young model he’s shooting. As his career takes off and the two become romantically involved, Shu suspects that his muse isn’t all she’s claiming to be…

Shrieking in the Rain

classified 15 S The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
Shrieking in the rain
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2022
Film
Set in a film studio in the Summer of 1988, a first-time director is trying to realise her artistic vision while simultaneously having to deal with a subpar script, a cast full of divas and worst of all - the dreaded Film Certification Committee!

The Hunter's Diary

classified 15 S The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
The Hunter's Diary
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2022
Film
Trouble starts when Ichiro Honda finds a string of women he has had sexual affairs with are found dead under mysterious circumstances – with Ichiro being the only suspect…

Spaghetti Code Love

classified 12A S The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
Spaghetti Code Love
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2022
Film
Director Takeshi Maruyama presents a series of thirteen vignettes that tell the stories of young people facing the pressures of daily life in modern Japan.

Tomorrow's Dinner Table

classified 15 S The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
Tomorrows Dinner Table
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2022
Film
Three mothers unrelated to one another are inexplicably connected – all three of their sons share the same name. Each mother find themselves grappling with her own feelings of anger and anxiety towards her respective child which soon bubble over…

First Love

classified 15 S The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022
First Love
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2022
Film
A clinical psychologist is tasked with investigating why a young and ambitious woman stabbed her father to death with no apparent motive.