The Japan Foundation

Published on 11th January 2022

16 Feb – 16 March 2022

The UK’s largest festival of Japanese cinema is back at Brewery Arts for its 19th edition with an exciting showcase of Japanese films, most of which have only recently been released in Japan, and all of which intricately render their respective dark depths of the human mind.

So, what constitutes an unfathomable ‘dark mind’ lurking beneath the surface in modern age Japan? Would the definition of it now be more diverse when the society we are living in is more complicated than before? Does such a psychological state add to an interesting cinematic story?

From recently released contemporary works to anime and rare classics, the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022 aims to answer these questions and demonstrate how films, seemingly different in tone and style, have the same facet running through them and that all ultimately deal in human darkness. From crime films to charming dramas, presenting an assortment of stories about people from different walks of life, this programme will showcase the cinematic voices and skills of both experienced and emerging filmmakers and aims to cater to the varied tastes of the UK audiences.

All films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles.

Spaghetti Code Love | スパゲティコード·ラブ
16 February

Spaghetti Code Love | The Japan Foundation touring film programme kendal brewery arts cinema kendal film movie festival

Colourless | Sarugakucho de aimasho | 猿楽町で会いましょう
23 February

Colourless | The Japan Foundation touring film programme 2022 kendal cinema film brewery arts

Blue | ブルー
2 March

Blue | The Japan Foundation touring fi,m programme knedal cinema film movie brewery arts

Life: Untitled | kyozetsu | タイトル、拒絶
9 March

Life: Untitled | The Japan Foundation touring fim programme kendal cinema film brewery arts

The House of the Lost on the Cape | Misaki no Mayoiga | 岬のマヨイガ
16 March

The House of the Lost on the Cape | The Japan Foundation touring film programme cinema film kendal movoie brewery arts anime festival


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