EAST SIDE STORIES

Japanese Cinema Depicting the Lives of Youth

31 January to 27 March 2014

Belfast
Bristol
Dundee
Edinburgh

London
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nottingham
Sheffield

This year’s Japan Foundation UK annual touring film programme will offer an enlightening and expansive introduction to Japanese cinema through the framework of ‘youth’.

Showcasing a vast variety of styles and tones, this programme will take a broad look at how the adults of tomorrow have been portrayed in Japanese cinema over the years by a number of established and up-and-coming directors, through stories of individuals struggling to find a sense of meaning and identity within the world.

Download press release (English)

Articles

Preview of full festival by Steve Rose (Guardian) – Link
Preview of Colorful + Q&A with Keiichi Hara (Time Out) – Link
Screening of Colorful in Time Out Film listings in ‘Best Film Events in London This Week’ (Time Out) – Link
Forever coming of age: Japanese youth on tour (Sight & Sound) – Link
Derek Malcolm recommends: East Side Stories: Japanese Cinema Depicting the Lives of Youth (Evening Standard) – Link

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme is organised by Junko Takekawa and Paul Graham (Japan Foundation, London) and Mayu Honda (Japan Foundation, Tokyo). Special thanks to Kyoko Hasegawa, Kiyomi Nakazaki and Jasper Sharp.

Japanese-language synopses provided by Eikoku News Digest