The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2016

When:
February 5, 2016 – February 26, 2016 all-day
2016-02-05T00:00:00+00:00
2016-02-27T00:00:00+00:00
Cost:
from £5.25 to £11.00
Contact:
The japan Foundation

NoribenIKIRU: The Highs and Lows of Life in Japanese Cinema http://www.jpf-film.org.uk/

5 February to 26 March 2016

Aberystwyth
Birmingham
Bristol
Derby
Dundee
Edinburgh
Exeter

Kendal
Leicester
London
Manchester
Nottingham
Sheffield
The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky
A Farewell to Jinu
The Letter
Pecoross’ Mother and Her Days
Cheers from Heaven
Noriben – The Recipe for Fortune
Uzumasa Limelight
I’ll Give it My All…Tomorrow
Being Good
The Elegant Life of Mr Everyman
A Japanese Tragedy
Tale of a Butcher Shop
Anthem of the Heart
Miss Hokusai
Films
The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky
A Farewell to Jinu
The Letter
Pecoross’ Mother and Her Days
Cheers from Heaven
Noriben – The Recipe for Fortune
Uzumasa Limelight
I’ll Give it My All…Tomorrow
Being Good
The Elegant Life of Mr Everyman
A Japanese Tragedy
Tale of a Butcher Shop
Anthem of the Heart
Miss Hokusai
Inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s iconic 1952 film Ikiru (“To Live”), the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2016 will provide 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. This year’s programme is the largest yet and will feature a mixture of classics, animation and contemporary films, catering for all audiences’ tastes!

The season will open at the ICA, London on Friday, 5 February 2016 before touring to a further 12 venues until late March 2016. We are delighted to announce that this year’s participating venues are:

ICA, London
Phoenix, Leicester
mac birmingham, Birmingham
Watershed, Bristol
QUAD, Derby
Showroom Cinema, Sheffield
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee
Filmhouse, Edinburgh
Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
Broadway, Nottingham
HOME, Manchester

This programme is organised and programmed by Junko Takekawa, Paul Graham, Kate Roy (The Japan Foundation, London) and Yuri Kubota (The Japan Foundation Head Office, Tokyo). Special thanks to Kyoko Hasegawa, Alex Jacoby, Kiyomi Nakazaki and Jasper Sharp.