The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020
Sat 14 Mar, 5:15pm at Copper Auditorium
Tickets: £8-£6 , approx running time: 119mins
Director: Hiramatsu Emiko
Cast: Toda Erika, Ohara Sakurako, Sakuma Yui
As Tokyo burns in the wake of air strikes in the closing months of the Pacific War, nursery teachers lead by Kaede (Toda Erika) scramble to evacuate the children under their care to an abandoned temple. A rare film showing the little known realities of women on the home front who answered the call of duty in the face of adversity.
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.
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.’
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