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The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020

The Actor

Sat 07 Mar, 5:15pm at Copper Auditorium

Tickets: £8-£6 , approx running time: 123mins

Age: 15

Director: Yokohama Satoko

Country: Japan

Year: 2015

Cast: Yasuda Ken, Aso Kumiko

Kameoka Takuji (Yasuda Ken) is the perennial supporting actor, constantly typecast as background characters, from homeless to yakuza roles. Thirty-seven years old and single, he reaches a crossroads in his life when he meets a female bar owner (Aso Kumiko) that may change everything.

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.’