The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019/ People Still Call It Love: Passion, Affection and Destruction in Japanese Cinema

Love, in all its semblances and dimensions, is a state so universally experienced by humankind that it has provided a perpetual source of inspiration in the long history of global cinema.  The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2019 features thoughtfully selected works from Japan’s artistic repertoire, all focusing on this theme.

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme is organised by the Japan Foundation with Major Support from Japan Airlines, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and Yakult; and in Cultural Partnership with Modern Culture. Celebrating the Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-2020.


Previously in this season

Good Stripes

A young couple, a surprise pregnancy and a shot-gun wedding...

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Where Chimneys Are Seen

A drama representative of Gosho’s work, this is a rare find that focuses on family life in the downtown of post-war Tokyo

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Based on Mahokaru Numata’s mystery novel, Nan-Core, the film illustrates a dramatic love triangle.

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Tremble All You Want

This romantic comedy adaptation of Risa Wataya’s novel depicts a love life in disarray.

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Dear Etranger

What does it take to attain the ideal of a united family?

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Japan Now Special Strand/ Of Love & Law

Fumi and Kazu are partners in love and law. Establishing Japan’s first law firm run by an openly gay couple, their plight to challenge the…

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