The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2017
Odd Obsessions - Desires, Hopes and Impulses in Japanese Cinema
3 February to 29 March 2017
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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 Takekawa, Paul Graham, Emily Watts (The Japan Foundation, London) and Yuri Kubota (The Japan Foundation Head Office, Tokyo). Special thanks to Alex Jacoby, Kiyomi Nakazaki and Jasper Sharp.
Japanese language synopses provided by Eikoku News Digest