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The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020

A Banana? At This Time of Night?

Sat 29 Feb, 5:15pm at Copper Auditorium

Tickets: £8-£6 , approx running time: 120mins

Age: 12A

Director: Maeda Tetsu

Country: Japan

Year: 2018

Cast: Oizumi Yo, Takahata Mitsuki, Miura Haruma

Afflicted by muscular dystrophy, Yasuaki (Oizumi Yo) doesn’t let that slow him down. A charming and eternally positive man, he is determined to live an independent life and fulfil his dreams with the help of coerced volunteers Misaki (Takahata Mitsuki) and Tanaka (Miura Haruma). Based on a true story.

Subtitled Screening: This is a Japanese language film with English subtitles

See 3 or more films from the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme and see all films for £6 each. 

The main feature will commence 15 minutes after the advertised screening time.

Images ©2018 “A Banana? At This Time of Night?” Film Partners

Happiness is A State of Mind: Joy and Despair in Japanese Cinema

The UK’s largest festival of Japanese cinema is back for its 17th edition under the concept of ‘happiness’.

Happiness, though universal in its importance, is felt so subjectively by humankind that the definition of the concept is still very elusive. And yet, the search for happiness has long provided Japanese cinema with a staple theme, and it is within its framework that the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020 has been curated.

Organised by the Japan Foundation with Major Support from Japan Airlines, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, and Yakult, with Sponsorship in Kind from SUQQU, and in Cultural Partnership with Modern Culture.’