The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2023/ Experience Japan Through Cinema

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme, the UK’s ever evolving and largest festival of Japanese cinema, celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2023! With an exciting line up of films – mostly new releases, but also featuring a masterpiece from the distant past – the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2023 explores the theme of “the evolution of Japanese cinema.”

The programme considers: Where has Japanese cinema come from? What is its current position in the world of cinema? And where is it heading next? Come and see some of Japan’s finest cinematic works, with films showcasing varied styles, as well as the skills of both experienced and emerging film talents.

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme is organised by the Japan Foundation with Major Support from The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and sponsors SUQQU, Athletia and Clearspring.

In this season

Under the Open Sky

Mon 13 Feb

After serving thirteen years for murder, Mikami is released from prison and tries to re-adapt to society. Intrigued by his life, a TV crew follows…

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Ito

Thu 16 Feb

Ito, a talented shamisen player, is so shy that she she struggles to find human connection in her social life. To change this, she decides…

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The Million Ryo Pot

Sun 19 Feb

A pot, once belonging to a powerful clan lord and containing a secret treasure map, is sold to a junk dealer and then sold again…

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Goodbye Cruel World

Tue 21 Feb

A one-time robbery job pulled off by a group of five strangers ends in success. The gang attempt to return to their own lives with…

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Intolerance

Sun 26 Feb

A junior high school girl has a fatal accident after running away from a shop manager who caught her shoplifting. Her enraged father starts hunting…

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Angry Son

Mon 27 Feb

Growing without knowing his own father, Jungo feels marginalised and cannot form a solid relationship with his boyfriend. When his mother unexpectedly announces her imminent…

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