Japanese Cinema comes to the Brewery!

Published on 20th January 2020
Published 20 January 2020

If you love Japanese cinema, we’ve got a treat for you! The Brewery is hosting the Japan Foundation’s Touring Film Programme throughout February and March 2020.

Enjoy a broad selection of Japanese films from anime to touching documentaries, all hand-picked by our Film Programmer!

The overarching theme of the programme, which runs from 7 February to March 27, is happiness. The Brewery’s 2020 film selection is:

My Love Story!! (14 Feb, 7.45pm) Follow the slapstick romantic antics of Takeo Goda, a pure-hearted and sincere high school freshman whose rugged looks and awkward manner repel girls.

Bento Harassment (21 Feb, 7.45pm) A true, universal tale about a single mother who seeks revenge on her rebellious teenage daughter through embarrassing her with daily messages of love in her ‘bentos’ (home-made boxed lunches).

I Go Gaga, My Dear (29 Feb, 7.45pm) A documentary that patiently captures the filmmaker’s 95-year-old father caring for her mother who has dementia.

A Banana? At This Time of Night? (6 Mar, 7.45pm) Based on a true story. Yasuaki Shikano suffers from muscular dystrophy, he is an eccentric character and demanding of his volunteers who cater to his every whim. When he falls in love, everyone’s lives begin to change…

Sea of Revival, (13 Mar, 7.45pm) A story of a family trying to get by despite their personal demons. When tragedy strikes, Ikou’s gambling addiction spirals, the family friend Onodera always saves the day, but is Ikou still deserving of this compassion?

My Dad is a Heel Wrestler (20 Mar, 7.45pm) Nine-year-old Shota’s understanding of goodies versus baddies is challenged in the wrestling arena when he discovers his father is actually the despicable heel wrestler Cockroach (Gokiburi) Mask.

Ride Your Wave (27 Mar, 7.45pm) A moving anime about a surf-loving college student called Hinako. When her boyfriend loses his life at sea, she discovers that she can summon him on any watery surface, but can they be together forever?


Enjoy a delicious Brewery pizza during any of the Japan Foundation film screenings! Simply place your order at the Vats Bar – your pizza can be delivered to our cosy Warehouse venue! 



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