Once Upon a Time in Japan
Reinventing the Past Through the Eyes of Japanese Contemporary Filmmakers
Marking its 10th anniversary, the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme looks back into the past through the eyes of contemporary filmmakers. Touching upon a trend prevalent in recent Japanese cinema, this season showcases a series of works from directors including Takashi Miike, Sunao Katabuchi, Hirokazu Kore-eda and Isshin Inudo, who all share the same aspiration to reinterpret and relive moments of times gone by through a variety of genres, styles and tones.
The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme is produced and organised by the Japan Foundation.
Planned and organised by Junko Takekawa with Paul Graham (London) and Mayu Honda (Tokyo).
With kind support from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and Japan Airlines.
Special thanks to Jasper Sharp and Kyoko Hasegawa