Spaghetti Code Love | The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022

Cinema | (15) | 96 minutes |

Spaghetti Code Love | スパゲティコード・ラブ

Just as the technological phrase ‘spaghetti code’ refers to the state of something unstructured and difficult to maintain, the focus of this modern tale of fragile young lives under the pressures of ambition, love, and general existence, weaves in and out of the perspectives of its multiple protagonists. Shingo (Shimizu Hiroya) has garnered mass popularity on Facebook but has no real friends. Cocoro (Miura Toko), a former aspiring musician, spends much of her time with friends whom she doesn’t actually like. After losing her love, Momoko (Sato Mutsumi) becomes addicted to telephone fortune telling…

Skilfully tracing the lives of thirteen flawed individuals, this film by first-time feature director, Maruyama Takeshi, is a sumptuous feast for the eyes, highly praised by critics and audiences alike.

Directed by Maruyama Takeshi
Starring: Kura Yuki, Miura Toko, Shimizu Hiroya
Japanese Language | English Subtitles

The UK’s largest festival of Japanese cinema is back 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.

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022.

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