The Japan Foundation 2023

Published on 30th January 2023

10 Feb – 16 March 2023

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme, the UK’s ever-evolving largest festival of Japanese cinema returns to Brewery Arts to celebrate its 20th anniversary!

With an exciting lineup, most of which have only recently been released, but also some masterpieces from the distant past, the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2023 explores the theme of “the evolution of Japanese cinema”. Audiences will be provided with food for thought: Where has Japanese cinema come from? What is its current position in the world of cinema? And where is it heading next?

Since 2004, the Japan Foundation, London, has been organising an annual Japanese film programme in close partnership with distinguished film venues and programme advisors in the UK. Each year, from recently released contemporary films to classics and anime, the Japanese films which we believe are worth showing but do not necessarily have an opportunity to be screened in this country are curated under a carefully chosen theme to highlight trends in Japanese cinema and showcase the versatility and uniqueness displayed by its filmmakers.

The films Ito, The Past is Always New the Future is Always Nostalgic, Hold Me Back, and Joint, will be screened in our immersive Digital Lounge – our small, exceptionally comfortable space with huge audio-visual impact!

All films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles.

10 Feb | 7pm

The Past is Always New, the Future is Always Nostalgic
17 Feb | 7pm

Hold Me Back
3 Mar | 7pm

10 Mar | 7pm

Blue Thermal
16 Mar | 8pm

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2023 is produced by and co-presented with the Japan Foundation. Supported by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation



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