Date: 2018 July 22 21:03
Posted by Joe
After announcing a first wave of free film screenings, The Japan Foundation in London have just revealed more for August 2018 in in London.
They've got some great films showing, including an often overlooked aspect of Japanese history in Giovanni's Island, a film featuring a samurai projecting a cat Cat Samurai, plus many more.
Booking in advance is required. As always we advise booking early to avoid disappointment.
Details as follows:
The Japan Foundation Presents:
12 August 2018 Courthouse Cinema
18 August Regent Street Cinema
Our popular Summer Explorers free film season returns! From puppetoon animation to Samurai comedy, and a film version of Japan's mega hit TV drama, we have something to suit all ages and tastes.
Sunday 12th August 2018: Courthouse Hotel Cinema - 19-21 Great Marlborough Street, London, W1F 7HL
His Master's Voice
2:00pm & 6:40pm Dir. Hiroyuki Itaya, 2014 | 95 min
In order to cheer up their little son, Sadakichi (Mayuta Fukuzaki) and his wife ask their gloomy looking neighbour, Taihei (Taihei Hayashiya), a former Rakugo storyteller, to give a performance for him. Sadakichi is deeply moved by his performance and hopes to become Taihei's apprentice.
4:15pm Dir. Mizuho Nishikubo, 2014 | 104 min
In the aftermath of World War Two, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast. On this unhealed border, friendship among children from two different countries timidly blossomed, striving to overcome language barriers and the waves of history. Inspired by true events.
Saturday 18th August 2018: Regent Street Cinema - 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW
Chieri and Cherry
2:30pm Dir. Makoto Nakamura, 2015 | 54 min
The only friend Chieri has is a stuffed animal Cherry; it talks to her, helping her go through life in place of her late father. When she visits her grandmother's house, they find a stray dog giving birth to puppies, but a mean crow and strange monster come to steal them. Can Chieri and Cherry keep them safe?
3:50pm Dirs. Takeshi Watanabe and Yoshitaka Yamaguchi, 2014 | 100 min
Masterless samurai Kyutaru Madarame (Kazuki Kitamura) is hired by a dog-loving gang to get rid of a rival gang's cat. The only problem - when Madarame comes face to face with the cat in question, he can't go through with it... and is now the target of both gangs!
5:50pm Dir. Shin Togashi, 2013 | 109 min
In 1907, 7-year-old Oshin is traded for 60kg of rice and sent to work in a lumber shop. Suspected of theft by the owners, she runs away into the mountains during a blizzard. Found by the kind Shunsaku, Oshin learns how to read and write, and the importance of independent thinking. A remake of the biggest hit drama in Japanese TV history.
Date: 12 August 2018 - 18 August 2018
12 August - Courthouse Hotel Cinema, 19-21 Great Marlborough Street, London, W1F 7HL
18 August - Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW