Previously at the ICA - Seasons
9 Feb 2010 – 17 Feb 2010
This year’s Japan Foundation annual touring film programme looks at contemporary Japanese cinema made for, about, and by women. Women have continuously been at the centre of Japanese cinema, with notable examples being films by Kenji Mizoguchi and Mikio Naruse, and even the animation works of Hayao Miyazaki. This year’s Japanese season reflects the marked increase in the number of women working in the Japanese film industry. The mix of films included may also allow audiences to compare and contrast the views of female directors to their male counterparts.
This film season is produced and organised by the Japan Foundation with advice from Jasper Sharp.