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The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2016 (5-11 February)


5 February - 1 March at The ICA

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The JPF is back for another year of Japanese cinema at the ICA, with this programme's focus being on "ikiru" or "the highs and lows of life" in Japan. The range of films is diverse in genre and era, ranging from this year's animated film Miss Hokusai, directed by Keiichi Hara and set in early 19th century Japan during the Edo period, to 1963 'salaryman' comedy The Elegant Life of Mr Everyman from Kihachi Okamoto. An education in Japanese cinema past and present awaits you...

"Inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s iconic 1952 film Ikiru (“To Live”), the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2016 will provide an exciting collection of films looking at the way in which Japanese filmmakers have been observing and capturing people’s lives, and how people across the ages persevere, negotiate and reconcile with the environment and situation they live in. This year’s programme is the largest yet and will feature a mixture of classics, animation and contemporary films, catering for all audiences’ tastes!

The season will open at the ICA, London on Friday, 5 February 2016 before touring to a further 12 venues until late March 2016."