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Yuki Tanada, The Cowards Who Looked To The Sky, 2012

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2016

5 Feb 201611 Feb 2016

Special ticket offer: four tickets for the price of three!

Inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s iconic 1952 film Ikiru (“To Live”), this year’s Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme provides an exciting collection of films looking at the way in which Japanese filmmakers have been observing and capturing people’s lives, and how people across the ages persevere, negotiate and reconcile with the environment and situation they live in.

From the newly released work, A Farewell to Jinu (2015) by Suzuki Matsuo to the classic A Japanese Tragedy (1953) by master Keisuke Kinoshita, and from anime feature films to, for the very first time, documentary, this programme showcases a variety of real lives of Japanese people in a manner that is as entertaining as it is informative. It features female director Yuki Tanada’s cosplay-infused infidelity drama The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky (2012) and Noriben – The Recipe for Fortune (2009), a tale of a single mother and her quest to be independent by opening a lunch box shop.

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme is produced and organised by the Japan Foundation.

Supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Japan Airlines, the Okinawa Film Office and the Japan Centre.


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