9 -22 August 2014.
The Japan Foundation, Russell Square, London.
Feeling a bit clueless about Japanese cinema, or needing a refresher? The Japan Foundation is worth a look. The JF in London is a hub for the promotion of Japanese film and other cultural pursuits, often running free or cheap screenings and events. Every year the JF hosts a condensed season or two of Japanese films, mixing up established directors and internationally well-known classics alongside works from new and lesser known filmmakers. This new season - where all screenings are FREE!- kicks off on 9th August, and includes decades-old anime classics like Barefoot Gen alongside recent festival favourites like doc Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
This summer the Japan Foundation will be hosting a number of special screenings of contemporary Japanese films, from animations, comedy films through to period dramas. For a full details of the films, please click here to download the flyer.
Saturday, 9 August, 2pm
After the Flowers (Dir. Kenji Nakanishi, 2010, 107 mins, English subtitles)
Saturday, 9 August, 6:30pm
Barefoot Gen (Dir. Mori Masaki, 1983, 85mins, English subtitles)
Friday, 15 August, 2pm
Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called: The Battle of the Warring States (Dir. Keiichi Hara, 2002, 95 mins, English subtitles)
Friday, 15 August, 6:30pm
Waterboys (Dir. Shinobu Yaguchi, 2001, 91 min, English subtitles)
Saturday, 16 August, 2pm
Bushido Sixteen (Dir. Tomoyuki Furumaya, 2010, 109 mins, English subtitles)
Saturday, 16 August, 6:30pm
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Dir. David Gelb, 2011, 81 mins, English subtitles)
Friday, 22 August, 2pm
Chibi Maruko-chan (Dir. Tsutomu Shibayama, 1990, 94 mins, English subtitles)
Friday, 22 August, 6:30pm
Hotel Hibiscus (Dir. Yuji Nakae, 2003, 92 min, English subtitles)