The UK’s largest festival of Japanese cinema, the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme, returns to Watershed with its biggest showcase ever, another exciting lineup showcasing the versatility and uniqueness of Japanese cinema.
This year's theme is Unforgettable: Memories, Times and Reflections in Japanese Cinema. Memories have been a source of inspiration for many filmmakers, fuelling their creativity to craft colourful stories for generations.
The programme explores films where memories are a focal point and play a subliminal role in driving or affecting people’s minds and behaviour.
With a diverse range of films all based around this theme, this year’s programme is set to provide another exciting slate of unforgettable stories on the big screen.
Upcoming screenings in this season
Eight years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, Haru silently embarks on a 1,300 km solo hitchhiking journey to her hometown of Otsuchi, where her family died. Guided by an unseen force, will the journey help heal her pain?