The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2017

Odd Obsessions - Desires, Hopes and Impulses in Japanese Cinema

18 July to 18 July 2016

Belfast
Birmingham
Bristol
Derby
Dundee
Edinburgh
Exeter
Inverness

Kendal
Leicester
London
Manchester
Nottingham
Sheffield
Stirling

Special Guests for 2017 programme – click here for more information.

‘Discover Japanese Studies through Anime’ at Japan Foundation booth at ‘A Silent Voice’ (HOME, Manchester). Click here for more information

Taking inspiration from Charlie Chaplin’s famous quote “Life is a desire, not a meaning”, the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2017 features an all-encompassing introduction to Japanese cinema through the prism of “desires, hopes and impulses”. Presenting films by established and up-and-coming directors, animation, documentary and classics, this year’s programme promises to not only entertain but also provide a vivid insight into what drives human action.

This programme is organised and programmed by Junko TakekawaPaul Graham, Emily Watts (The Japan Foundation, London) and Yuri Kubota (The Japan Foundation Head Office, Tokyo). Special thanks to Alex JacobyKiyomi Nakazaki and Jasper Sharp.

Japanese language synopses provided by Eikoku News Digest